Definition of Tex-Mex in English:

Tex-Mex

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Pronunciation: /tɛksˈmɛks
 
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adjective

  • (Especially of cooking and music) having a blend of Mexican and southern American features originally characteristic of the border regions of Texas and Mexico: Tex-Mex ingredients Tex-Mex dance music
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    • The tune was also adapted to regional music genres like the Tex-Mex flavor of Texas, salsa in New York, and the mana-style rhythms of California.
    • San Antonio prides itself on being the birthplace of Tex-Mex cooking and there are plenty of places where you can enjoy it.
    • Mexican Standoff wanders along the Tex-Mex musical border; Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a more straight-ahead roots rock break-up record and Got No Strings sets a bunch of Disney classics to a country and western groove.

noun

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  • 1Tex-Mex music or cookery: it serves very decent Tex-Mex
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    • On ‘Wild Card’ he conjures up the ghost of Hank Williams, and even tackles some zydeco and Tex-Mex on ‘Oh Fait Pitie d' Amour.’
    • Mestizaje undergirds the complex patterns of hybridity Tex-Mex, conjunto, crossover etc. - that have propelled Hispanic musics into the popular-music mainstream of North America.
    • They know the clubhouse attendant will serve Tex-Mex at least once and that the pizza he brings in is as good as any in the big leagues.
  • 2A variety of Mexican Spanish spoken in Texas.
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    • He doesn't speak Spanish, he speaks Tex-Mex. I don't know what that other gibberish is he mumbles at times.

Origin

1940s: blend of Texan and Mexican.

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