Mexican



of or relating to or its people.
of or relating to Spanish as used in Mexico.
of or relating to the Nahuatl language or its speakers.
a native or inhabitant of Mexico, or a person of Mexican descent.
(defs 1, 2).
Contemporary Examples

“We laughed at Mexican jokes right on his porch,” Ready said of Pearce.
Jason Todd Ready, an Arizona White Supremacist, Kills Four, Then Himself Terry Greene Sterling May 2, 2012

Fifty-eight percent of us want to expand the fence on the Mexican border.
The Week in Polls Adam Hanft October 16, 2008

This sort of lapse confirms Obama´s underlying lack of commitment to Mexico and the Mexican people.
Why Is Barack Obama Sending Drones to Mexico? John M. Ackerman March 17, 2011

El Chapo was arrested by a special contingent of Mexican Marines in February.
U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars Jason McGahan June 30, 2014

The scarf has also inspired and been embraced in contemporary Mexican fashion designs.
Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo Liza Foreman June 15, 2014

Historical Examples

It is an American enterprise, with British and Mexican associations.
Mexico Charles Reginald Enock

His man enlisted for the Mexican war, it was true, and not for the other war.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870 Various

Meantime the big Mexican, Coy, showed up from somewhere, just as Foster had.
The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough

He also was responsible for the phrase, “The Mexican Situation.”
Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date Anonymous

During the Mexican war he had fought with credit under Scott.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson

adjective
of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Mexico

c.1600 (n.); by 1640s (adj.), from Mexico + -an.

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