hispanism

noun, often capitalized
his·​pa·​nism | \ ˈhi-spə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce hispanism (audio) \

Definition of hispanism

1 : a movement to reassert the cultural unity of Spain and Latin America
2 : a characteristic feature of Spanish occurring in another language

First Known Use of hispanism

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hispanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hispanism. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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