Definition of Spanish American in English:

Spanish American


  • A native or inhabitant of the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.

    • ‘She was Spanish-American, and had the most exotic beauty she had ever seen.’


  • Relating to or denoting the Spanish-speaking countries or peoples of Central and South America.

    • ‘The country's impoverished state and the loss of colonies following the Spanish-American Wars of Independence exacerbated the financial problems.’
    • ‘It is suggestive that Anthony is not a common name in England, while Antonio is so in all Spanish or Spanish-American countries.’
    • ‘The concept of dawn as the end of transitory human life and beginning of the eternal life is traditional in Spanish-American writing.’
    • ‘In 1886 he graduated from West Point, where he later returned as an instructor, and served in the Plains Indians and Spanish-American wars.’