Meaning of “Hispanic” in the English Dictionary

"Hispanic" in British English

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Hispanicadjective

uk /hɪˈspæn.ɪk/ us /hɪˈspæn.ɪk/

connected with Spain or Spanish-speaking countries, especially those countries in Latin America

Hispanic
noun [ C ] uk us

Hispanics make up a large proportion of the population of Miami.

(Definition of “Hispanic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Hispanic" in American English

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Hispanicadjective [ not gradable ]

us /hɪˈspæn·ɪk/

connected with a person who lives in the US but who originally came from or whose family came from Spanish-speaking Latin America:

The US Hispanic population totaled more than 22 million in 1990.
Hispanic
noun [ C ] us /hɪˈspæn·ɪk/

Hispanics make up a large proportion of the population of Miami.

(Definition of “Hispanic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)