One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Puerto Rican living in the US, especially in New York City.
- ‘Yunqué's novel is about a Nuyorican and her punk-rocker boyfriend, Omaha Bigelow, who finds himself without a job and, perhaps more lamentable, with a particularly embarrassing anatomical problem.’
- ‘He embraced and identified what it was to be a Nuyorican, a Puerto Rican growing up in New York.’
- ‘Best known as Nuyorican, New Yorkers of Puerto Rican ancestry also define themselves as AmeRican, Borinquen, Boricua, or simply Rican.’
- ‘Part New Yorker, part Puerto Rican, Nuyoricans have become an integral part of New York City culture.’
- ‘Paying attention to language helps identify a Puerto Rican in New York as a new arrival from the island rather than a Nuyorican.’
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