Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America.
  • adjective Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture.
  • noun A Spanish-speaking person.
  • noun A US citizen or resident of Latin-American or Spanish ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Spain or its people; particularly, pertaining to ancient Spain (Hispania).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Spain or its language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to Spain
  • adjective Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America.
  • adjective historical Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.
  • adjective colloquial mestizo.
  • noun A Spanish-speaking person.
  • noun A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry
  • noun colloquial a mestizo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an American whose first language is Spanish
  • adjective related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

Etymologies

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

[Latin Hispānicus, from Hispānia, Spain.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hispania the Latin name for present-day Spain

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