Definition of Hispanic

1. Noun. An American whose first language is Spanish.

Exact synonyms: Hispanic American, Spanish American
Generic synonyms: American
Specialized synonyms: Criollo



2. Adjective. Related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture. "The Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"
Exact synonyms: Latino

Definition of Hispanic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

Definition of Hispanic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Spain ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America. ¹

3. Adjective. (context historical) Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages. ¹

4. Adjective. (colloquial) mestizo. ¹

5. Noun. A Spanish-speaking person. ¹

6. Noun. A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry ¹

7. Noun. (colloquial) a mestizo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hispanic

His Imperial Majesty
His Maj
His Majesty
His Royal Highness
His Worship
His bundle electrogram
Hiscock
Hiscocks
Hiscoke
Hiscott
Hiscox
Hiskett
Hislop
Hispanian
Hispanians
Hispanic (current term)
Hispanic American
Hispanicism
Hispanicization
Hispanicizations
Hispanicize
Hispanicized
Hispanicizes
Hispanicizing
Hispanics
Hispaniola
Hispaniolan
Hispanism
Hispanisms
Hispanist

Literary usage of Hispanic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Population Profile of the U.S., 1997 by Andrea Curry, Karen Mills, Janice Valdisera (2000)
"The Hispanic Population The Hispanic population numbered 28.4 million in 1996. The 1996 estimate of the Hispanic-origin population (of any race) in the ..."

2. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"Higher prevalence of alcohol disorder was found among Mexican American men relative to non-Hispanic white men, particularly in the oldest age group, ..."

3. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"These segments had fewer than 20% Hispanic dwelling units but more than 2% combined Hispanic and non-Hispanic black population according to the 1990 Census, ..."

4. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"For all causes of death, age-adjusted mortality rates were lower for the Hispanic than for the non-Hispanic White population residing in the 15 states. ..."

5. Prevention Primer: An Encyclopedia of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"_ regarding Hispanic/Latinos as hard-to-reach and toward an approach that ~J~ builds on research and demonstration findings regarding successful ..."

6. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Approximately 38 percent of all Hispanics are aged 19 and younger.3 The Hispanic birth rate was 22.3 births per 1000 women in 1987, while that of the total ..."

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