Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.
his-pan'ik, adj. Spanish.--adv. HISPAN'ICALLY.--vs.t. HISPAN'ICISE, HISPAN'IOLISE, to render Spanish.--n. HISPAN'ICISM, a Spanish phrase. [L. Hispania, Spain.]