bi·​cul·​tur·​al | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈkəl-chər-əl How to pronounce bicultural (audio) \

Definition of bicultural

: of, relating to, or including two distinct cultures bicultural education

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Other Words from bicultural

biculturalism \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈkəl-​chər-​ə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce bicultural (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Baldwin’s defense seems to cast the issue as ignorant backlash against her bicultural background. Washington Post, "From an Instagram joke to an Alec Baldwin rant: The Hilaria Baldwin accent controversy, explained," 28 Dec. 2020 The discourse transcends generations, as seen in the thousands of tweets by bicultural Millennials and Gen-Z, who've been shaped by the dualities in their upbringing — sandwiched between collective and individualistic cultures. Jennifer Mota,, "Doñas, It’s Time To End The “Y El Novio” Culture," 14 Dec. 2020 In thinking about Selena and bicultural identity, one of the things that stands out to me about her is that someone who didn’t even speak Spanish that well wasn’t seen as an American by Mexican crowds. Los Angeles Times, "Latinx Files: Exploring Selena’s legacy, from concerts to classrooms to Netflix," 3 Dec. 2020 Like many residents in this border region, Vargas knows what a bilingual, binational and bicultural life is like. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Supervisor-elect Nora Vargas sets stage for more Latinas, and a focus on health, equity," 28 Nov. 2020 Because of the surge in coronavirus cases, Nguyen and her family were not planning to get together for their usual bicultural Thanksgiving meal of spring rolls, turkey and mashed potatoes. Stephanie Lai, Los Angeles Times, "Vietnamese immigrant families hash out political differences, even without a common Thanksgiving table," 29 Nov. 2020 At Sinai Health System, which serves predominantly Latino communities on the Southwest and West sides, there are 30 caregivers who are bilingual and bicultural professionals, said Raul Garcia, the director of community relations. Alison Bowen,, "Lost in translation: How language barriers can add anguish and complicate care for COVID-19 patients who don’t speak English," 15 Nov. 2020 His unique identity as a Afro-Latino teen from Brooklyn who is bilingual and bicultural has been a chance for the industry to resonate with diverse communities. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "How Miles Morales in his own Spider-Man video game confronts racial disparity in gaming," 14 Nov. 2020 Here, the filmmaker (who speaks English but spoke through a translator) discusses what freedom looks like in the eyes of young girls, learning to reconcile her bicultural identities, and the road to Cuties. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "Director Maïmouna Doucouré Was Inspired by Her Own Adolescence to Create Cuties," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bicultural

1922, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Bicultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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