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tio Tom

[ tee-oh tom ]
/ ˈti oʊ ˈtɒm /
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noun Disparaging and Offensive.
a Latino considered by other people of Latin American descent to value the attitudes, customs, and behavior characteristic of white society over his Hispanic cultural heritage.
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Origin of tio Tom

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; from Spanish tío Tomás, tío Tom, loan translations of Uncle Tom

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