hispanism

noun

his·​pa·​nism ˈhi-spə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce hispanism (audio)
often capitalized
1
: a movement to reassert the cultural unity of Spain and Latin America
2
: a characteristic feature of Spanish occurring in another language

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hispanism was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Hispanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hispanism. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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