Definition of Nuyorican in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈyôrēkən/
(also Newyorican)


A Puerto Rican living in the US, especially in New York City.
Example sentences
  • Yunqué's novel is about a Nuyorican and her punk-rocker boyfriend, Omaha Bigelow, who finds himself without a job and, perhaps more lamentable, with a particularly embarrassing anatomical problem.
  • Paying attention to language helps identify a Puerto Rican in New York as a new arrival from the island rather than a Nuyorican.
  • Part New Yorker, part Puerto Rican, Nuyoricans have become an integral part of New York City culture.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Nu·yor·i·can

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.