Definitions

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

  • noun A nearly extinct Romance language, descended from medieval Spanish, spoken by Sephardic Jews especially in the Balkans, Turkey, and the Near East.
  • noun In Central America, a Spanish-speaking or acculturated Indian; a mestizo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ancient Spanish or Castilian language.
  • noun A Spanish and Portuguese jargon spoken by certain Jews in Turkey and elsewhere.
  • noun In Central America, a half-breed of white and Indian parentage; a mestizo.

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

  • noun The mixed Spanish and Hebrew language spoken by Sephardim.
  • noun Southeastern U. S. A cunningly vicious horse.
  • noun A ladin.
  • noun One of the half-breed descendants of whites and Indians; a mestizo; -- so called throughout Central America. They are usually of a yellowish orange tinge.

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

  • proper noun A Romance language, derived mainly from Old Castilian (Spanish) and Hebrew.
  • noun a person in Latin America who speaks Spanish and is "Westernized", and whose culture is a mixture of European Spanish and Native American decent, a mestizo.

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

  • noun a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
  • noun the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script

Etymologies

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

[Spanish ladino, from Latin Latīnus, Latin; see Latin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ladino לאדינו (ladino).

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