Definition of Porteña in US English:

Porteña

(also Portena)

adjective

  • Designating a female native or inhabitant of Buenos Aires.

noun

  • A female native or inhabitant of Buenos Aires; (also occasionally) a member of the Argentinian ruling class.

Origin

Late 19th century. Partly from American Spanish porteña, feminine of porteño, and partly from American Spanish porteña (noun), feminine form corresponding to porteño.

Pronunciation

Porteña

/pɔːˈtɛnjə/