of or pertaining to Spain, its people, or their language.
the Spanish people collectively.
a Romance language, the language of Spain, standard also in most of Latin America except Brazil. Abbreviation: Sp, Sp.

1175–1225; Middle English; see Spain, -ish1

anti-Spanish, adjective
half-Spanish, adjective
non-Spanish, adjective, noun
pre-Spanish, adjective
pro-Spanish, adjective
pseudo-Spanish, adjective
quasi-Spanish, adjective Unabridged
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Spanish (ˈspænɪʃ)
1.  the official language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries of South and Central America except Brazil: also spoken in Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere. It is the native language of approximately 200 million people throughout the world. Spanish is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group
2.  (functioning as plural) the Spanish Spaniards collectively
3.  of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers
4.  of or relating to Spain or Spaniards

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Word Origin & History

c.1200, from Spaine "Spain," from O.Fr. Espaigne (see Spaniard). Replaced O.E. Speonisc. For Spanish Main see main. Spanish moss is attested from 1823. Spanglish as a form of Spanish deformed by English words and idioms is attested from 1967,
from Sp. Espanglish (1954). Spanish fly, the fabled aphrodisiac (ground-up cantharis blister-beetles), is attested from c.1600.
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