[ 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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020