[ baw-ree-kwuh ]
/ bɔˈri kwə /
a Puerto Rican, or person of Puerto Rican descent: He’s a proud boricua.
of or relating to Puerto Rico or Puerto Ricans: the top ten boricua restaurants in New York;The new production of West Side Story will prioritize boricua casting.
Origin of boricua
First recorded in 1945–50; from Taino Borikén “the great land of the valiant and noble lord” (the name of the island)
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