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[luh-tee-noh, la-] /ləˈti noʊ, læ-/

noun, plural Latinos.
a person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent.
noun (pl) -nos
(US) an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin

“male Latin inhabitant of the United States” (fem. Latina), 1946, American English, from American Spanish, shortening of Latinoamericano “Latin-American” (see Latin America). As an adjective, attested from 1974.


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