or quin·ce·a·ne·ra



(among Hispanics in Latin America and the U.S.) a celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, marking her transition from childhood to maturity.

Origin of quinceañera

1970–75; < Spanish, feminine of quinceañero 15-year-old < quince 15 (< Latin quīndecim) + año year (< Latin annus) + -ero adj. suffix (< Latin -ārius)
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