Definitions

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

  • noun Spanish characterized by numerous borrowings from English.

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  • proper noun A language blend of English and Spanish spoken by both Latinos and Anglo-Americans, also called espanglés
  • proper noun The mixing of Spanish and English together in a sentence.

Etymologies

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

[Blend of Spanish and English.]

Examples

  • The term Spanglish came into existence between 1965 and 1970 and refers to any expression in Spanish that borrows parts of English, especially as substitutions of Spanish words.

    The Rise of Spanglish

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • Fighting Spanglish is good for the purity of the language but Spanglish will win in the every day life as it fills a need.

    Trueque

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • Fighting Spanglish is good for the purity of the language but Spanglish will win in the every day life as it fills a need.

    Trueque

  • Fighting Spanglish is good for the purity of the language but Spanglish will win in the every day life as it fills a need.

    Trueque

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • Fighting Spanglish is good for the purity of the language but Spanglish will win in the every day life as it fills a need.

    Trueque

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