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quinceañera

[keen-sey-ah-nyair-uh] /ˌkin seɪ ɑˈnyɛər ə/
noun
1.
(among Hispanics in Latin America and the U.S.) a celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, marking her transition from childhood to maturity.
Origin of quinceañera
1970-1975
1970-75; < Spanish, feminine of quinceañero 15-year-old < quince 15 (< Latin quīndecim) + año year (< Latin annus) + -ero adj. suffix (< Latin -ārius)
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