quinceaños

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quince ‎(fifteen) +‎ años ‎(years).

Noun[edit]

quinceaños m ‎(plural quinceaños)

  1. A Mexican girl’s 15th birthday party (becoming a woman).

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Usage notes[edit]

This word has a singular meaning, but is treated grammatically both as a singular and as a plural:

  • (plural form) 2000, Oscar Yanes, Pura Pantalla‎, page 214
    [] estaba invitado a los quinceaños de Carlota Elizabeth.
  • (singular form) 1998, Homero Galarza Elizondo, La Estación‎, page 52
    [] para el quinceaños de su hija.