Latin American

[ lat-nuh-mer-i-kuhn ]

  1. of or relating to Latin America or its inhabitants.

  1. a citizen or resident of Latin America.

Origin of Latin American

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby Latin American Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Latin American in a sentence

  • So far we have not made great progress in securing Europe's Latin-American trade.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The legislators, the reporters, many of the Latin American diplomats in the visitors' gallery took up the words.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • In the center of the town the houses are covered with painted plaster and are in the usual Latin-American style.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) | Frederick Starr
  • Among this Spanish-speaking people quite a business was done by Latin-American storekeepers.

  • He wanted to know whether Mr. Tanner was right in saying that the Latin-American question was much the same everywhere.

    John Wesley, Jr. | Dan B. Brummitt

British Dictionary definitions for Latin American

Latin American

  1. a native or inhabitant of Latin America

  1. of or relating to Latin America or its inhabitants

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