A celebration of the fifteenth birthday of a Hispanic or Latina girl, typically including a Roman Catholic Mass and often serving as a social debut.
The girl whose birthday is celebrated at a quinceañera.
Origin of quinceanera
American Spanish from Spanish feminine ofquinceañerofifteen years oldquincefifteen (from Latin quīndecimpenkwe in Indo-European roots) añoyear (from Latin annusat- in Indo-European roots) -eroadj. suff. (from Latin -ārius)