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.
Other Word Forms of Quinceanera
Origin of Quinceanera
American Spanish from Spanish feminine of quinceañero fifteen years old quince fifteen (from Latin quīndecim penkwe in Indo-European roots) año year (from Latin annus at- in Indo-European roots) -ero adj. suff. (from Latin -ārius)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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