• IPA: /ˈmɛk.sɪ.kən/
  • IPA: /ˈmɛk.sə.kən/

Mexican (plural Mexicans)

  1. (obsolete) A Mexica; an Aztec.
    • 1677, Richard Gilpin, Daemonologia Sacra, or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations, pp. 255–256
      Not unlike to this were thoſe morſels of Paſte, which the Mexicans uſed in their Religious Feaſts, which they laid at their Idols Feet, conſecrating them by Singing and other Ceremonies, and then they called them the Fleſh and Bones of their God Vitziliputzli
    • 1782, review of Storia antica del Messico, in The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, vol. 54, p. 144
      The Aztecheſe, or Mexicans, were the laſt who arrived in Anahuac.
  2. (obsolete) The Nahuatl language.
  3. A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
  4. (US, slang, offensive) A person from, or of descent from, any Spanish-speaking country.
  5. (Australia, slang, Queensland) A person from either of the southern states of New South Wales and Victoria.
  6. (uncountable) Mexican cuisine; traditional Mexican food or Tex-Mex.
    I'm hungry, want to go out for Mexican?
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  1. The Mexican dialect of Spanish.
    • 1998, Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, Culture Clash: Life, Death, and Revolutionary Comedy, page 23 ↗
      You really scare me when you speak Mexican.
    • 2014, David Ayer, Fury, Columbia Pictures:
      DON COLLIER: Hey, you want to talk Mexican, join another tank, a Mexican tank.


  1. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
  2. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.
    • 1810, review of "Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain", in The Eclectic Review
      The language most universally diffused over the new continent, is the Aztec or Mexican.
  3. Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.
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