- 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 hispano-american
Historical Examples of hispano-american
We notice all these, and they tell us we are journeying in the land of the Hispano-American.The Scalp Hunters
Unfortunately, the Hispano-American race is essentially haughty and jealous.Stronghand
Nevertheless, the feeling of a common Hispano-American brotherhood is weak.
This is one of the lessons taught by the Hispano-American War.The Colored Regulars in the United States Army
T. G. Steward
How far does there exist among the peoples of these republics the sense of a common Hispano-American nationality?
- 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
"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.