Hispanic

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adjective His·pan·ic \hi-ˈspa-nik\

Definition of Hispanic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially :  one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin

Hispanic

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Hispanicism

play \-ˈspa-nə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Hispanicist

play \-sist\ noun

Hispanicize

play \-ˌsīz\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of hispanic

Latin hispanicus, from Hispania Iberian Peninsula, Spain


First Known Use: 1584

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HISPANIC Defined for English Language Learners

Hispanic

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adjective His·pan·ic \hi-ˈspa-nik\

Definition of Hispanic for English Language Learners

  • : coming originally from an area where Spanish is spoken and especially from Latin America; also : of or relating to Hispanic people


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