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Meaning of chicanismo*

chi•ca•nis•mo

Pronunciation: (chē"kä-nēz'mô Eng. chē"kä-nēz'mō, -niz'mō), [key]
— n. Spanish.
  1. pride in one's heritage as a Mexican-American.
  2. the heritage, background, culture, etc., of Mexican-Americans.
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