Latino

or la·ti·no

[ luh-tee-noh, la- ]
/ ləˈti noʊ, læ- /

adjective

of or relating to people of Latin American origin or descent, especially those living in the United States: Latino business owners; Latino audiences; the Latino community; Latino immigrants.

noun, plural La·ti·nos.

a person of Latin American origin or descent, especially one living in the United States: a growing population of Latinos in the Midwest.

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Compare Latina, Latin@, Latinx. See also Hispanic.

Origin of Latino

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; from Spanish (United States), perhaps by ellipsis from Spanish latinoamericano “Latin American,” equivalent to latino “Latin” (referring to the places or people with Latinate or Romance language in common) + americano “American”

historical usage of Latino

See Latinx.
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British Dictionary definitions for latino

Latino
/ (læˈtiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

US an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin

Derived forms of Latino

Latina, fem n
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