Hispanic

[hi-span-ik]
adjective
2.
Latin American: the United States and its Hispanic neighbors.
noun
3.
Also, Hispano. Also called Hispanic American. none Hispano-American. an American citizen or resident of Spanish or Latin-American descent.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin hispānicus. See Hispania, -ic

Hispanically, adverb
non-Hispanic, adjective
pre-Hispanic, adjective
trans-Hispanic, adjective
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Hispanic (hɪˈspænɪk)
 
adj
1.  relating to, characteristic of, or derived from Spain or Spanish-speaking countries
 
n
2.  (US) a person of Latin-American or Spanish descent living in the US
 
usage  This is the word most generally used in the US to refer to people of Latin American or Spanish ancestry

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Word Origin & History

Hispanic
"pertaining to Spain" (especially ancient Spain) 1584, from L. Hispanicus, from Hispania "Iberian Peninsula," from Hispanus "Spaniard" (see Spaniard). Specific application to Sp.-speaking parts of the New World is 1889, Amer.Eng.; esp. applied since c.1972 to Sp.-speaking
persons of Latin American descent living in U.S.
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Example sentences for prehispanic
Traditional prehispanic beverages made with cacao are still consumed in mexico.
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