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Mexican

[mek-si-kuh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Mexico or its people.
  2. of or relating to Spanish as used in Mexico.
  3. of or relating to the Nahuatl language or its speakers.
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Mexico, or a person of Mexican descent.
  2. Nahuatl(defs 1, 2).

Origin of Mexican

From the Spanish word mexicano, dating back to 1595–1605. See Mexico, -an
Related formsan·ti-Mex·i·can, noun, adjectivepro-Mex·i·can, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mexican

Mexican

adjective
  1. of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Mexico
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Word Origin and History for mexican

Mexican

c.1600 (n.); by 1640s (adj.), from Mexico + -an.

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