Definitions

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

  • n. Informal A person of Puerto Rican birth or descent living primarily in New York City.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent.
  • n. A New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent.

Etymologies

Blend of New York and (Puerto) Rican.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of New York and Puerto Rican (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • - Cashman cites one earlier essay which may be of more use for poets …” La Vida Es Un Spanglish Disparatero: Bilingualism in Nuyorican Poetry,” by Frances Aparicio (who happens to teach at U of I, Chicago).

    Essentialism? Say What? : Emily Warn : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Next, a brilliant Puerto Rican eligible for a $12,000 scholarship awarded only to "an outstanding minority student" refuses to compromise his ideals by filling out his ethnic background on the application as Hispanic, preferring the word "Nuyorican" (which he translates as New York "Rican").

    The New York Observer -

  • "Nuyorican," who grew up in a South Bronx housing project and was educated in the Ivy League.

    WSOCTV.com - Local News

  • She is a self-described "Nuyorican" (mix of New Yorker and Puerto Rican) who spent most of her childhood in public housing.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • Sotomayor was raised a Catholic and grew up among other Puerto Ricans who settled in the South Bronx and East Bronx; she self-identifies as a "Nuyorican".

    The Big Apple

  • "Nuyorican" as symbolic of islanders 'achievements on the U.S. mainland, which is home to more than 4 million Puerto Ricans - more than live on the island.

    Homepage

  • Puerto Ricans follow Sotomayor hearings; 'Nuyorican's' nomination a source of pride Puerto Ricans tune in hearings, cheer on SotomayorSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Ricans tuned in to Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings on Monday to cheer on the judge with local roots whose nomination to the Supreme Court has boosted pride across the island.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • - "I had to suppress my Dominicanness," said Pulitzer Prize-winner writer Junot Diaz during an interview together with 'Nuyorican' Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, by the Web site ny. remezcla.com.

    WasWatching.com

  • Like a Nuyorican Puerto Ricans born, or raised in New York, also applicable to other states Victor used a mixture of some English words to describe a thought, but the majority of the interview was in very good Spanish.

    Julio Pabon: Victor Cruz And His Boricua Self

  • Now, for the first time, bar patrons could hear the classics of 1970s salsa: the best of Nuyorican trombonist/composer Willie Colon, Panamanian-born singer/composer Ruben Blades and the inimitable Puerto Rican crooner Hector Lavoe.

    Ray Sanchez: Latinos Rewrite America's Urban Folklore

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