Definition of viejitos
: a comic dance of the Tarascan Indians performed by young men dressed and masked as old men
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of viejitos
Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, little old men, plural of viejito old man, diminutive of viejo old man, from viejo, adjective, old, from Latin vetulus, from vetus old — more at wether
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up viejitos? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).