Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Hispanic”


adjective uk   /hɪˈspæn.ɪk/ us  
connected with Spain or Spanish-speaking countries, especially those countries in Latin AmericaPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
noun [C] uk   us  
Hispanics make up a large proportion of the population of Miami.Nationalities
(Definition of Hispanic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Hispanic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “Hispanic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More