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(N) A non-white.
(N) A Spanish speaking Indian who is the miscegenated offspring of Portugese and Spanish conquistadors.
(N) A Spanish speaking person that isn't from Europe.
Cheech Marin is a Hispanic.
by C-A June 07, 2005
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A term commonly used by people of Latin American descent living in the United States Of America.This term was created not only by the U.S goverment,but,by Mexicans and Puerto Ricans,since in those times they we're the majority.It was a term created to not only separate themselves has being racially "white",but,to pursue justice.In the late 60's hispanics would be segregated by the anglos,they would be allowed to buy food in restaurants,but we'rent allow to stay and eat in the restaurant.Since Hispanics we're seeing has white,legally,they could'nt claim they we're racially discriminated against;the term Hispanic created many legal opportunities for spanish speaking americans.Hispanics now in days are considered a new "race",wether or not they're a race is up for debate;seeing has the term "race" has so many loose ends,varies from society to society,and has lost it's original scientific context.
A dark skinned man commits a crime,he is booked and taken to the precint.In his paperwork his race is defined has "Hispanic",for the simple fact that he comes from Colombia,and that he is a spanish speaker.
by Latino_Pride April 26, 2005
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A Hispanic is a person who chooses to define the label "Hispanic" as their race, even though they understand that technically, and politically, no such race is currently acknowledged.

Most Hispanics, who choose to do this anyway, do so because it is the only label generally accepted by the various peoples and nations of Central and South America.

The label Latino is considered inappropriate to Hispanics because it more closely identifies with Mexicans specifically.

Other labels like "Mestizo" (bastard child) are derogatory in nature and generally unacceptable.

Hispanics understand that each sub-region in Central and South America is unique in culture and mixture of race - even though they each share many similarities. Hispanics are considered human hybrids and take pride in having mixed blood. They are racially open in sexuality and highly accepting of diversity.

The label serves to describe both a culture and a race and not a language. As such, it is also possible for a person to speak none of the language and know none of the culture, but still be racially "Hispanic".

Because it can be hard to identify them, being "Hispanic" can be a matter of opinion. The only truth is that Hispanic people are racially and culturally diverse.

As a general rule, if you are of mixed ancestry and you think you fit into the general description above, you are most likely a member of the Hispanic race.
I was filling out the 2010 U.S. Census, and even though the instructions explicitly stated that "Hispanic" was not a valid choice for race - I chose the "Other" option and entered in "Hispanic" anyway.
by HispanicPerson April 05, 2010
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A migritory group that will work for tacos or a fourth the price of anyone else. The work will be a fourtht the quality too.
Why is Mexico such a shitty place? Because it's full of Hispanics.
by philuup June 29, 2010
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people who think they are not beaners but they actually are, they think they are ghetto and are normally name carlos
your mexican
no im hispanic
thats the fucking same thing
by f-ball June 11, 2009
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Chicano perjorative for any mainstream Mexican (or other Latin American) in North America. Someone who is pretentious or arrogant.

Often pronounced as if one was clearing one's throat on the first syllable and then spitting on the second. Always written in quotes.

Also: Sell-out, pocho, narc, spy, gusano, gabacho, guero, Norte Americano, lightweight, poser, fool, geek.
¿Cuál está para arriba con Ruy? Él está dando vuelta en un hispanico verdadero. (What's with Ruy? He's turing into a real "Hispanic.")
by Roddio X September 28, 2005
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The ethnicity of anyone south of the border. (United States of America's Border)
Sam-"hey man, are you mexican?"

Steve-"i'm hispanic."

Sam-"oh, so your like everything south of the border?"

Steve- "yeah, you could put it that way."
by Sr.42 March 22, 2009
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