Definition of Puerto Rico in US English:

Puerto Rico

proper noun

  • An island in the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea; population 3,700,000 (estimated 2015); capital, San Juan. One of the earliest Spanish settlements in the New World, it was ceded to the US in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1952 it became a commonwealth in voluntary association with the US with full powers of local government.


Puerto Rico

/ˌpwerdə ˈrikō//ˌpwɛrdə ˈrɪkoʊ/