Spanish American

noun
an American whose first language is Spanish
Syn: ↑Hispanic American, ↑Hispanic
Derivationally related forms: ↑Hispanic (for: ↑Hispanic)
Hypernyms: ↑American
Hyponyms: ↑criollo

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noun
Usage: capitalized S&A
1. : a native or inhabitant of a Spanish-American country especially of Spanish descent — compare latin american
2. : a resident of the United States whose native language is Spanish and whose culture is of Spanish origin — compare anglo-american

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1. a person of Latin-American descent living in the U.S.
2. a person of Spanish descent living in the U.S.
3. a native or inhabitant of a Spanish-American country.

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Span|ish-A|mer|i|can «SPAN ihsh uh MEHR uh kuhn», adjective.
1. of or having to do with Spain and America, or with Spain and the United States: »

Spanish-American relations.

2. a) of or having to do with the parts of America where Spanish is the principal language. b) of or having to do with Americans whose origin or descent is from such parts.
Spanish American,
1. a person born or living in a Spanish-American country, especially a person of Spanish descent.
2. Southwestern U.S. a person born in the United States whose parents or forebears were from a part of America where Spanish is the principal language.

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noun, pl ⋯ -cans [count]
: a person living in the U.S. whose native language is Spanish

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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