- of or relating to Spanish-speaking Latin America: the United States and its Hispanic neighbors.
- Also His·pan·o [hi-span-oh, -spah-noh] /hɪˈspæn oʊ, -ˈspɑ noʊ/. of or relating to people of Spanish-speaking descent: Hispanic students;the Hispanic vote;Hispanic communities. Compare Latino(def 1).
- Also called His·pan·o-A·mer·i·can [hi-span-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh n, -spah-noh] /hɪˈspæn oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kən, -ˈspɑ noʊ/, His·pan·ic A·mer·i·can. a citizen or resident of the United States who is of Spanish or Spanish-speaking Latin-American descent. Compare Latino(def 2).
- a person whose primary or native language is Spanish.
Origin of Hispanic
Examples from the Web for non-hispanic
The rapid rise is driven most by non-Hispanic white women, with about one out of every 74 having an at-home birth.The Home-Birth Rebellion
February 7, 2014
Fully 87% of Republicans are non-Hispanic whites, a figure which has changed little since 2000.
A narrow majority of Democrats (55%) are non-Hispanic whites, down from 64% in 2000.
The dead were “almost exclusively” non-Hispanic, white men who were relatively young.The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits
April 27, 2011
This year, in contrast, will likely be the first in which non-Hispanic whites will be a minority among newborns.Glenn Beck is the White Malcolm X
August 30, 2010
- relating to, characteristic of, or derived from Spain or Spanish-speaking countries
- US a person of Latin-American or Spanish descent living in the US
Word Origin and History for non-hispanic
"pertaining to Spain" (especially ancient Spain) 1580s, from Latin Hispanicus, from Hispania "Iberian Peninsula," from Hispanus "Spaniard" (see Spaniard). Specific application to Spanish-speaking parts of the New World is 1889, American English; especially applied since c.1972 to Spanish-speaking persons of Latin American descent living in U.S.