Mexican American

[ mek-si-kuhn-uh-mer-i-kuhn ]

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

  1. of or relating to Mexican Americans or their culture; Chicano.

  2. 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.

Origin of Mexican American

First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby Mexican American Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Mexican American in a sentence

  • Both spoke strongly in favour of the formation of a Mexican-American alliance.

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