Spanish-American

Spanish-American

[span-ish-uh-mer-i-kuhn]
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to the parts of America where Spanish is the prevailing language.
2.
pertaining to Spain and America, sometimes to Spain and the United States: an example of Spanish-American cooperation.
3.
of or pertaining to the natives or inhabitants of Spanish America, especially those of Spanish descent.
4.
of or pertaining to persons of Latin-American descent living in the U.S.
5.
of or pertaining to persons of Spanish descent living in the U.S.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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Spanish-American
 
adj
1.  of or relating to any of the Spanish-speaking countries or peoples of the Americas
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Spanish America
3.  a Spanish-speaking person in the US

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