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Spanglish

[ spang-glish or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈspæŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ /
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noun

Spanish spoken with a large admixture of English, especially American, words and expressions.

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Origin of Spanglish

1965–70; blend of Spanish and English
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British Dictionary definitions for Spanglish

Spanglish
/ (ˈspæŋɡlɪʃ) mainly US /

noun

a variety of English heavily influenced by Spanish, commonly spoken in US Hispanic communities

Word Origin for Spanglish

C20: from a blend of Spanish + English
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