Mexican meaning

mĕksĭ-kən
A person of Mexican ancestry.
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Of or relating to Mexico or its people, language, or culture.
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The Mexican dialect of Spanish.
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A native or inhabitant of Mexico.
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Of Mexico or its people, language, or culture.
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A person born or living in Mexico.
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1677: Richard Gilpin, Daemonologia Sacra, or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations, pp. 255-256

Not unlike to this were thoſe morſels of Paſte, which the Mexicans uſed in their Religious Feaſts, which they laid at their Idols Feet, conſecrating them by Singing and other Ceremonies, and then they called them the Fleſh and Bones of their God Vitziliputzli.

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1782: review of Storia antica del Messico, in The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, vol. 54, p. 144

The Aztecheſe, or Mexicans, were the laſt who arrived in Anahuac.

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A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
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(US, slang, offensive) A person from, or of descent from, any Spanish-speaking country.
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(Australia, slang, Queensland) A person from either of the southern states of New South Wales and Victoria.
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1810: review of "Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain", in The Eclectic Review.

The language most universally diffused over the new continent, is the Aztec or Mexican.

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Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.
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Origin of mexican

  • From Spanish Mexicano, from Nahuatl MÄ“xihcah plural of MÄ“xihcatl (“a Mexica") + -ano (“-an")

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