Definition of Latino
1 : a native or inhabitant of Latin America
2 : a person of Latin American origin living in the U.S.
Origin and Etymology of latino
American Spanish, probably short for latinoamericano Latin American
First Known Use: 1946
LATINO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Latino for English Language Learners
: a person who was born or lives in South America, Central America, or Mexico or a person in the U.S. whose family is originally from South America, Central America, or Mexico
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