One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in North America) a woman or girl of Latin American origin or descent.See also Latino
- ‘Cynthia, the teacher and third author of this article, is Latina, originally from a working-class West Texas community.’
- ‘A blue-blazered, take-charge Latina with a radio and a flashlight opens the door for you, and guides you through the dark entry hallway.’
- ‘However, she's quick to add, ‘Being Latina actually made me want to keep working harder, to prove my talent.’’
- ‘The three students I cited here - one white, one black, one Latina - all suffered from the unnamed racial divide.’
- ‘I ask Anita, a short, middle-aged Latina who wears a thick American-flag bandanna across her forehead.’
- ‘Another friend who's Latina occasionally consults her curandera, and my Catholic aunt still trusts in the cures of shamans.’
- ‘Or are you just a typically poorly-educated, insecure Latina who enjoys the thought of being a community leader for her generation?’
- ‘Jenny, a 22-year-old Latina, was asked if she ever thought about leaving her abusive partner.’
- ‘Because the author was Latina, she explained that a way for her culture to state an argument was through story telling, i.e., testimony about ‘what I did and how I did it.’’
- ‘This may be more of a bias, however, for male than female Latinas, who are less likely to be homeless or seek day work by standing on street corners.’
- ‘The spirited, petite Latina refused to go quietly.’
- ‘In all, there were four white, five Latina, and five black girls.’
- ‘Apparently audiences couldn't get enough of the 7-year-old bilingual Latina who lives inside a computer.’
- ‘Her expectations made me feel that I could do it, that being Latina did not mean that I was less, or that being Latina was a reason to do less.’
Latin American Spanish, feminine of Latino (see Latino).
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