Meaning of Spanish American

Span'ish Amer'ican

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.

Span•ish-A•mer•i•can

Pronunciation: (span'ish-u-mer'i-kun), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to the parts of America where Spanish is the prevailing language.
  2. pertaining to Spain and America, sometimes to Spain and the United States: an example of Spanish-American cooperation.
  3. of or pertaining to the natives or inhabitants of Spanish America, esp. those of Spanish descent.
  4. of or pertaining to persons of Latin-American descent living in the U.S.
  5. of or pertaining to persons of Spanish descent living in the U.S.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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