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A feminine Portuguese word meaning 'tan' or 'brunette' used to describe a girl with olive skin tone.A morena can be a white person with a tan and dark hair or more accurately a morena can be a person of mixed race.A morena can be a person of obvious African ancestry (including light or dark skin, curly, wavy or even straight hair). This word is typically used as a compliment- used like the word 'babe'
"Ayy morena let me buy you a drink"
"There goes that morena!"
" I met this hot girl at the beach she was morena"
by Bananaparadise June 03, 2016
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Derived from the Moors, who ruled Spain for 800 years, who are of Arab extraction. Therefore a person of darker complexion than the lighter European races that have inhabited Spain...

This derivation has been largely forgotten and in Mexico refers to any woman of dark complexion...
Β‘Que bonita morena!
by sagrada August 29, 2009
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A spanish word used to describe Latinas who are tanned/dark (i.e., dark hair-brunette, dark eyes, dark skin) in varying degrees. Used in contrast to Gringa or Guedo for a White Latina, Negra for a Black Latina and Asians aren't usually included in this definition.
Someone as light as Jessica Alba would be considered Morena esp. if she is brunette through to someone as dark as Christina Milian
by T.A.T May 18, 2007
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She is the most beautiful girl I ever met, she’s funny, smart and amazing! All guys want to date her and all the girls love to be her friend, she is so perfect.

Give her love, food and care, she deserves it!!
- who is her?
- that’s morena! She’s the best!
by Jajdhduskndjsla January 25, 2018
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Its not necessarily what "spanish" people call black people. It means dark skin or dark hair.
Pito: "There be some fine ass morenas at the Puerto Rican Day Parade". Haha Pito really said that! Jejeje
by LaBoricuaDePielMorena June 22, 2005
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Spanish word for dark females. Usually dark hispanics.
I am hispanic but you can't tell because my mom is a morena.
by Eddie Kain January 03, 2006
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