Marielito

Marielito

[mahr-ee-uh-lee-toh; Spanish mah-rye-lee-taw]
noun, plural Marielitos [mahr-ee-uh-lee-tohz; Spanish mah-rye-lee-taws] .
a refugee from Cuba who came to the U.S. in 1980 as part of a mass migration that sailed from Mariel, Cuba.

Origin:
< American Spanish, equivalent to Mariel, from which the migration took place + -ito noun suffix, usually diminutive

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Marielito
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: mariel
Next Definition: marienbad
Words Near: Marielito
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Marielito
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Marielito
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature