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[luh-tee-noh, la-] /ləˈti noʊ, læ-/
noun, plural Latinos.
a person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent.
Origin of Latino
1945-50, Americanism; < American Spanish, special use of Spanish latino Latin, perhaps by ellipsis from latinoamericano Latin-American Unabridged
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noun (pl) -nos
(US) an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin
Derived Forms
Latina, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for Latino

"male Latin inhabitant of the United States" (fem. Latina), 1946, American English, from American Spanish, shortening of Latinoamericano "Latin-American" (see Latin America). As an adjective, attested from 1974.

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