noun, plural Huastecs (especially collectively) Huastec for 1.
a member of an Indian people of Mexico.
a Mayan language
, the language of the Huastecs.
Origin: Related forms
1835–45; < Mexican Spanish huasteco < Nahuatl huāxtēcatl person from Huāxtlān, equivalent to huāx(in) a tropical tree that produces edible pods + -tlān locative suffix, -tēcatl suffix of ethnic names