Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Latino woman or girl.
  • A city of west-central Italy southeast of Rome. It is a commercial and industrial center. Population: 114,000.

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  • proper n. Province of Latium, Italy.
  • proper n. Town and capital of Latina, Italy.
  • n. a Latin woman

Etymologies

Spanish, feminine of Latino, Latino; see Latino.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • M.I.A. set the record straight via her MySpace www. latina.com 2 days ago - We're big fans of M.I.A. at the Latina offices.

    ShowHype - Top Entertainment News, Videos, and Blogs

  • 'WISE LATINA WOMAN': "[L] ess than 24 hours after President Obama's nomination of Sotomayor," right-wing hate merchants seized on a 2001 speech about her Latina heritage and the courts, calling her "a racist" and a "bigot."

    The Cherry Creek News

  • Eva Longoria and Jessica are like best pals and Jess did attend the ALMA awards so she must be somewhat ok with the term Latina!

    Jessica Alba Glamour Magazine July 2007

  • Sorry Republicans ... this Latina is here to stay!

    Obama Supreme Court nominee faces Senate Judiciary vote

  • It is actually stunning, when you read how many speeches she has given talking about what she calls her Latina soul, her rich heritage, talking about how much that has dominated, you know, where she comes from and who she is, but also how much -- how important having women on the bench is and how important having Latinas on the bench is.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2009

  • Every Latina is Arizona will turn out to make sure he does not make it back to Washington.

    McCain to vote against Sotomayor

  • As a democrat, I think it's shameful to suggest McCain will be losing his seat because "[e] very Latina is Arizona will turn out to make sure he does not make it back to Washington" for voting against Sotomayor.

    McCain to vote against Sotomayor

  • For me, a very special part of my being Latina is the mucho platos de arroz, gandoles y pernir - rice, beans and pork - that I have eaten at countless family holidays and special events.

    PIG’S FEET is the new MUSLIM

  • He must be lacking in judgement to be a senator and his attitude with that of other comical swipe on the judges comment on an intelligent Latina is nothing but the racial incesitivity by a dominant culture to devalue the rest of the citizenry.

    Cornyn to vote no on Sotomayor

  • For a petite and refined-looking woman -- who is often called a "Latina Audrey Hepburn" -- Mia has an outsized zest for exploring every uncovered wonder in this world.

    Christiana Wyly: Twilight, Mia Maestro and the Call of Our Wild Side

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