norteño

noun nor·te·ño \nȯrˈtānyō\

Definition of norteño

plural

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  1. :  popular music from northern Mexico with a fast tempo and usually featuring an accordion

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Origin and Etymology of norteño

Mexican Spanish (probably short for conjunto norteño, literally, northern ensemble) from Spanish, northern, from norte north — more at norte


First Known Use: 1972


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of norteño


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