quinceañera

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English[edit]

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quinceañera dresses parading in Mexico City

Borrowing from Spanish quinceañera (literally fiteen-year-old), feminine of quinceañero, from quince años (fifteen years) + -ero.

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quinceañera (plural quinceañeras)

  1. (chiefly Mexico and US) The fifteenth birthday and particularly the celebration and ceremony surrounding it for a young woman.
    • 1987, Texas Monthly:
      Any given night will find moms with their shoulders mounded with chrysanthemums and daughters decked out in quinceañera lace.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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From quince años (fifteen years) +‎ -era, with implied fiesta (party) when referring to the celebration.

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  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /kinθeaˈɲeɾa/, [kĩn̟θeaˈɲeɾa]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /kinseaˈɲeɾa/, [kĩnseaˈɲeɾa]
  • Rhymes: -eɾa
  • Hyphenation: quin‧ce‧a‧ñe‧ra

Noun[edit]

quinceañera f (plural quinceañeras, masculine quinceañero)

  1. feminine equivalent of quinceañero: fifteen-year-old (girl)
  2. (Latin America, chiefly Mexico and US, only in the feminine) quinceañera (fifteenth birthday celebration for a young woman)

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