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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...
¡Que bonita morena!
by sagrada August 29, 2009
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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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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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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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She's the most beautiful girl in the world! Any guy who gets her is the luckiest guy on earth.
She's got it all. Looks, brains, class.
by Collier March 30, 2004
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A word blacks and latinos call pretty/ attractive {dark} {skinned} girls.
{morrrr -ay- n- ah} takin from the spanish language

megan good
gabriell union
any gurl wit chocolate skin color that look exceptionally good
tiffany "in the house"
bodicua spanis word for puerto rican
red bone
black girl/ MAN that is really light skin
yellow bone
a black girl/ MAN that is brown skin
a gurl who is not attractive cannot qualiffy to be morena sorry!morena is strictly for dem sexy fly dark skinned gurls
-she's a beutiful darkskinned girl she's a morena.
which one look better the redbone-light person- or that morena- dark GURL-
by NYC, CALI, DC, ATL, MD, NJ March 01, 2007
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