Spanish-American

[ span-ish-uh-mer-i-kuh n ]
/ ˈspæn ɪʃ əˈmɛr ɪ kən /

adjective

noting or pertaining to the parts of America where Spanish is the prevailing language.
pertaining to Spain and America, sometimes to Spain and the United States: an example of Spanish-American cooperation.
of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Spanish America, especially those of Spanish descent.
of or relating to persons of Latin-American descent living in the U.S.
of or relating to persons of Spanish descent living in the U.S.

Origin of Spanish-American

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90

Definition for spanish-american (2 of 2)

Spanish American


noun

a person of Latin-American descent living in the U.S.
a person of Spanish descent living in the U.S.
a native or inhabitant of a Spanish-American country.
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British Dictionary definitions for spanish-american

Spanish-American


adjective

of or relating to any of the Spanish-speaking countries or peoples of the Americas

noun

a native or inhabitant of Spanish America
a Spanish-speaking person in the US
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