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Mexican American

[ mek-si-kuhn-uh-mer-i-kuhn ]
/ ˈmɛk sɪ kən əˈmɛr ɪ kən /
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noun

a citizen or resident of the U.S. of Mexican birth or descent; Chicano.

adjective

of or relating to Mexican Americans or their culture; Chicano.
Mexican-American, occurring between the United States and Mexico: The trade agreement lead to an increase in eighteen-wheelers crossing the Mexican-American border.See Grammar note at Spanish American.

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Origin of Mexican American

First recorded in 1950–55
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