ladino

noun
la·​di·​no | \ lə-ˈdē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce ladino (audio) \
plural ladinos

Definition of ladino

1 often capitalized [American Spanish] : a westernized Spanish-speaking Latin American especially : mestizo
2 capitalized [Judeo-Spanish, from Old Spanish] : judeo-spanish

First Known Use of ladino

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ladino

Spanish, literally, Latin, from Latin latinus

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“Ladino.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladino. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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