plural -s
: popular music from northern Mexico with a fast tempo and usually featuring an accordion

Word History


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

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of norteño was in 1972

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Dictionary Entries Near norteño

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“Norteño.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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