- of or relating to people of Latin-American descent: Latino business owners;Latino audiences;the Latino community;Latino immigrants.
noun, plural La·ti·nos.
- a person of Latin-American descent: a growing population of Latinos in the United States.
noun plural -nos
- US an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin
“male Latin inhabitant of the United States” (fem. Latina), 1946, American English, from American Spanish, shortening of Latinoamericano “Latin-American” (see Latin America). As an adjective, attested from 1974.