boricua

[ baw-ree-kwuh ]
/ bɔˈri kwə /

noun

a Puerto Rican, or person of Puerto Rican descent: He’s a proud boricua.

adjective

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.

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Origin of boricua

First recorded in 1945–50; from Taíno Borikén “the great land of the valiant and noble lord” (the name of the island)
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