Mexican American

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See also: Mexamerican

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Mexican-American (comparative more Mexican American, superlative most Mexican American)

  1. (of a person) American and Mexican.
    Synonyms: Mexamerican, Chicano

Noun[edit]

Mexican American (plural Mexican Americans)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see Mexican,‎ American.
    Synonyms: Mexamerican, Chicano
  2. (US, nonstandard, proscribed) Any person of Latin American descent in the United States.
    Synonyms: (highly offensive) wetback, (highly offensive) beaner, (highly offensive) illegal
    Hypernyms: Hispanic, Latino

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