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[spang-glish or, often, -lish] /ˈspæŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ/
Spanish spoken with a large admixture of English, especially American, words and expressions.
Origin of Spanglish
1965-70; blend of Spanish and English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for Spanglish


a variety of English heavily influenced by Spanish, commonly spoken in US Hispanic communities
Word Origin
C20: from a blend of Spanish + English
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Spanglish

"form of Spanish deformed by English words and idioms," by 1967, probably a nativization of Spanish Espanglish (1954); ultimately from Spanish (n.) + English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Spanglish



To send a computer message out to myriad people: the cost to spam an advertisement in thousands of news groups is typically less than $50/ Spamming. Sending out on the Internet the cyberspace equivalent of junk mail

[1990s+ Computer; fr Spam, trademark for a brand of canned meat, which acquired a probably undeserved unsavory reputation among WWII troops]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for Spanglish


Spanish and English mixture
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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