[mek-si-kuh n-uh-mer-i-kuh n]
- Also Mexican American. a citizen or resident of the U.S. of Mexican birth or descent; Chicano.
- of or relating to Mexican-Americans or their culture; Chicano.
Origin of Mexican-American
First recorded in 1950–55
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Other work has found Mexican-American educational deficiencies persisting into the fourth generation after migration.Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty
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Mexico lost a third of its territory to the U.S. during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48.Obama's Mexico Standoff
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Nor did Eric Ellman, my wise and imperturbable guide to the Mexican-American border river.My Night on the Border
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Both spoke strongly in favour of the formation of a Mexican-American alliance.Fifth Avenue
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