americano

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1970s, American Spanish americano (American (coffee))

Noun[edit]

americano (plural americanos)

  1. a drink made of espresso coffee diluted with hot water
    Synonyms: cafe americano, caffè americano, coffee americano
  2. a cocktail made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

America +‎ -ano

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.me.riˈka.no/
  • Hyphenation: a‧me‧ri‧cà‧no

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americano (feminine singular americana, masculine plural americani, feminine plural americane)

  1. American, United States, US, Yankee

Noun[edit]

americano m (plural americani, feminine americana)

  1. American (inhabitant or native of Americas or of the United States)
    Synonym: statunitense

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Latin[edit]

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americānō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of americānus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

América +‎ -ano

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americano m (feminine singular americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas, not comparable)

  1. American (inhabitant of the Americas)
  2. American (person born in, or citizen of, the United States of America)

Noun[edit]

americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (native of the Americas)
  2. American (native of the United States of America)
    Synonyms: estado-unidense, norte-americano

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

América +‎ -ano

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americano (feminine singular americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas)

  1. of the Americas
  2. of the United States

Noun[edit]

americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (a native of the Americas)
  2. American (a native of the United States)
  3. someone who became rich in the Americas and returned to his country

Usage notes[edit]

  • Definition 1 is the common meaning.
  • Definition 2 is more modern and imported from English. It is more commonly used in Spain than in the Americas.
  • Definition 3 is very rarely used, the term indiano being more common.
  • It is primarily in the United States where americano is currently used in reference to the United States. Otherwise, in Spanish americano is always used in reference to the Americas. For the United States (country) in particular, the more precise term is estadounidense.
  • The usage of the term norteamericano in reference to the United States is not strictly speaking, correct, as this term technically refers to North America (which includes Canada, United States, Mexico, and many other nations); however, it is very commonly used in reference to the U.S.

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