Meaning of Tex-Mex


Pronunciation: (teks'meks'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to aspects of culture that combine Mexican and Texan or southwestern U.S. features, esp. aspects of culture developed in southern Texas based on or influenced by Mexican elements: Tex-Mex cooking; Tex-Mex music.
  1. a form of Mexican Spanish having elements of English and spoken near the border of Texas and Mexico, esp. Mexican Spanish as spoken in Texas.
  2. norteña.
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