[ tee-oh tom ]
/ ˈti oʊ ˈtɒm /
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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Also Spanish, tí·o To·más [tee-aw taw-mahs] /ˈti ɔ tɔˈmɑs/.
Origin of tio Tom
Americanism; < Spanish: Uncle Tom
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