from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Mexico.
- adj. Of or relating to Mexico or its people, language, or culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Mexica; an Aztec.
- n. The Nahuatl language.
- n. A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
- n. A person from, or of descent from, any Spanish-speaking country.
- n. The Mexican dialect of Spanish.
- n. A person from either of the southern states of New South Wales and Victoria.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Mexico or its people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Native or pertaining to Mexico, a republic lying south of the United States, or to its inhabitants
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Mexico.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants
- n. a native or inhabitant of Mexico
CARLOS DE ICAZA, MEXICAN AMBASSADOR: We don't have any information or any evidence that can substance it, the fact that are there Mexican military persons.
JORGE CASTANEDA, FORMER MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER: We come up with sensible immigration reform in the United States, that the Mexican government can cooperate with.
It also doesn't do anything to highlight the pervading racism throughout the U.S. which has come to understand the term Mexican as implicitly derogatory thus effectively erasing the huge contributions which Mexicans and Mexican-Americans have made to the United States.
Both Carlos specifically mention the ways in which white residents use the term Mexican in a derogatory fashion in order to belittle them.
But tensions have risen with the release of State Department cables by the group WikiLeaks that show U.S. officials frustrated with what they call Mexican law enforcement agencies' infighting, corruption and inability to develop intelligence.
Inspired by the "magic realism" common in Latin American literature, A Day Without a Mexican is a modern fable in which all of the Hispanics in California vanish overnight.
She told Daniel that the word "Mexican" is offensive.
Daniel asked if she meant the column, "¡Ask a Mexican¡" and she said, yes, sort of, but that the word "Mexican" is offensive.
Urged by U.S. officials not to offend a wartime ally, the papers stopped using the word "Mexican" and, with a wink and a nod, warned instead of "zoot suiters."
I'm not sure how I want to say this but here goes, the US Americanos may as well get used to it, the Mexican is here to stay, legal or illegal.