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Tejano

[tey-hah-noh, tuh‐] /teɪˈhɑ noʊ, tə‐/
noun
1.
(often lowercase) a style of Mexican-American popular music that features the accordion and blends the polka with various forms of traditional Mexican music, now often including synthesizers and rock music.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; < American Spanish: literally, Texan
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Word Origin and History for Tejano

"native or inhabitant of Texas," 1925, from American Spanish, formerly Texano "a Texan" (see Texas).

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Tejano

adjective

: Tejano music combines the accordion-driven polkas and cumbias of Mexican conjunto music with synthesizers and rock songs

noun

A Texan of Mexican origin or descent: The Texas Ranger myths legitimized Anglo dispossession and then exploitation of Tejanos (1990s+)


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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