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Tex-Mex

[teks-meks] /ˈtɛksˈmɛks/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to aspects of culture that combine Mexican and Texan or southwestern U.S. features, especially aspects of culture developed in southern Texas based on or influenced by Mexican elements:
Tex-Mex cooking; Tex-Mex music.
noun
2.
a form of Mexican Spanish having elements of English and spoken near the border of Texas and Mexico, especially Mexican Spanish as spoken in Texas.
3.
Music. norteña.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

/ˈtɛksˌmɛks/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or denoting the Texan version of something Mexican, such as music, food, or language
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Word Origin and History for Tex-Mex
adj.

by 1914, from Texas + Mexico. An earlier noun for "Texan of Mexican background" was Texican (1863).

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Slang definitions & phrases for Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

adjective

Texan-Mexican

noun
  1. A native of the Texas-Mexico border region: Fender, who calls himself a Tex-Mex, was born in the south Texas valley border town of San Benito
  2. A style of cooking characteristic of the Texas-Mexico border region: exemplars of Tex-Mex, the mongrel cuisine that has grown up along America's southern border (1949+)

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Related Abbreviations for Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

Texas-Mexican
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