- (often lowercase) a style of Mexican-American popular music that features the accordion and blends the polka with various forms of traditional Mexican music, now often including synthesizers and rock music.
Origin of Tejano
1990–95; < American Spanish: literally, Texan
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Examples from the Web for tejano
We were drifting slowly forward as in a dream, with faraway Tejano music filling the air.My Night on the Border
May 25, 2010
A Tejano, was his reflection—what should he know of the sword?The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
The Tejano, in this case, took the law into his own hands, and severely chastised the jealous pelado.The War Trail
“Since you had the disposal of the Tejano prisoners, I can understand that,” returned the Dictator, with a significant shrug.The Free Lances
Word Origin and History for tejano
"native or inhabitant of Texas," 1925, from American Spanish, formerly Texano "a Texan" (see Texas).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper