What does Hispanic mean?

Definitions for Hispanic
hɪˈspæn ɪkHis·pan·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spanish American, Hispanic American, Hispanicadjective

    an American whose first language is Spanish

  2. Hispanic, Latinoadjective

    related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

    "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"


  1. Hispanicnoun

    A Spanish-speaking person.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  2. Hispanicnoun

    A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  3. Hispanicnoun

    a mestizo.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  4. Hispanicadjective

    Of or relating to Spain

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  5. Hispanicadjective

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

    Houses in New Mexico, California and Florida exhibit a strong Hispanic architectural influence.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  6. Hispanicadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  7. Hispanicadjective


    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hispanicadjective

    of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words

    Etymology: [L. Hispanicus.]


  1. Hispanic

    Hispanic is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain or, in some definitions, to ancient Hispania, which comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the British Crown Dependency of Gibraltar. Today, organizations in the United States use the term as a broad catch all to refer to persons with a historical and cultural relationship either with Spain and Portugal or only with Spain, regardless of race. However, in the eyes of the US Census Bureau, Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, or any country of origin. The term is more broadly used to refer to the culture, peoples, or nations with a historical link to Spain. The term is commonly applied to those countries which were once colonized by Spain, particularly the countries of Latin America which were colonized by Spain. It could be argued that the term cannot be applied to all Spanish speaking cultures/countries as the historical roots of the word specifically pertain to the Iberian region. It is also difficult to label a culture with one term, such as Hispanic, as the customs, traditions, beliefs and art forms widely vary depending on country and even within the regions of said country. The Spanish and Portuguese cultures are the main cultural element shared by Hispanic peoples.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hispanic

    his-pan′ik, adj. Spanish.—adv. Hispan′ically.—vs.t. Hispan′icise, Hispan′iolise, to render Spanish.—n. Hispan′icism, a Spanish phrase. [L. Hispania, Spain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hispanic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hispanic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hispanic in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Tamayo:

    I'm not Theodore Tamayo. I'm a Hispanic student — Woodrow Wilson wouldn't have been very fond of me, either — but I don't have a problem with his name staying around.

  2. Logan Bayroff:

    We find these attacks on Ammar Yasser Najjar to be disgraceful and very obviously rooted in bigotry and fear mongering, they quite clearly have no foundation in fact. They are not about policy. They are not about security. They are about trying to fear-monger on the basis of Ammar's Arab and Hispanic heritage.

  3. Ernest Bromley:

    He went to the large Hispanic counties, the border counties, and he would do these big rallies. And then he'd leave, last year, I think O'Rourke could have done much better with ethnic voters.

  4. American Civil Liberties Union:

    This is important because it shows that Hofeller's work formed the basis for DOJ's request to add the citizenship question, the bottom line is the Trump administration doesn't deny that portions of its first draft of a request to add a citizenship question to the census were written by Thomas Hofeller, who advocated for the question because it would be, in Thomas Hofeller own words,' advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,'.

  5. Joaquin Castro:

    In this moment of crisis with COVID-19 devastating Latino communities, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is proud that California's Attorney General California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, will be nominated by President-Elect Biden to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we welcome the news of Becerra's nomination, and the CHC is encouraging President-Elect Biden to appoint five Latinos in Biden Cabinet, including Latinas in prominent positions.

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