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
1990–95; < American Spanish: literally, Texan
Word Origin and History for Tejano
Tejano
"native or inhabitant of Texas," 1925, from Amer.Sp., 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+)


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