Definition of Latino in English:

Latino

Syllabification: La·ti·no
Pronunciation: /ləˈtēnō, la-
 
/
chiefly North American

noun (plural Latinos)

  • (In North America) a person of Latin American origin or descent, especially a man or boy. See also Latina.
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    • For other Latinas and Latinos, the bestowal of posthumous citizenship was bitterly ironic.
    • So, I think sometimes we're not getting our message to African Americans and to Latinos.
    • The groups met for six two-hour sessions and were composed of African Americans and Latinos.

adjective

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  • Relating to Latinos.
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    • The presidential election is just more than five weeks away, and a key voting block is expected to be Latino voters.
    • He'll tell us why he says Latino voters will determine the outcome of the presidential election this year.
    • Georgia has one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the country.

Origin

Latin American Spanish, probably a special use of Spanish latino (see Latin).

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