Definitions

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

  • n. A Latin American.
  • n. A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States. See Usage Note at Hispanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of Latin American descent.
  • n. A person from Latin America.
  • n. A person residing in the United States, who is of Latin American descent.

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

  • n. a native of Latin America
  • n. an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
  • adj. related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

Etymologies

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

Short for Spanish latinoamericano, Latin-American, from latino, Latin, from Latin Latīnus; see Latin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish latino a, from Spanish latinoamericano (Latin American), from Latin latinus (pertaining to Latium, the region of Italy around Rome), possibly from Proto-Indo-European base *stela- (to spread, to extend, hence flat country as opposed to mountainous).

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.