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Tejano

[tey-hah-noh, tuh‐]
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noun
  1. (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.
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Origin of Tejano

1990–95; < American Spanish: literally, Texan
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  • 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

    Mayne Reid

  • “Since you had the disposal of the Tejano prisoners, I can understand that,” returned the Dictator, with a significant shrug.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid


Word Origin and History for tejano

Tejano

"native or inhabitant of Texas," 1925, from American Spanish, formerly Texano "a Texan" (see Texas).

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