A modern dictionary about us.
We define our words, but they don't define us.



Latinx arose as a gender-neutral alternative to the gendered Latino/Latina in the United States.

This is a term that is seeing expanded usage and evolution among academic circles. Latinx is considered a pan-ethnic term that does not provide context for someone's language, country of origin, or race.


People who self-identify as Latinx may also self-identify as Chicano/Chicana, Hispanic, or Latin American

Further Reading

Something not quite right?

If you found a typo, would like to add another resource, or add nuance to this definition, please feel free to submit an issue or open a pull request.


Previous words

Next words