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Ladino (n.)

1889, a jargon of Spanish mixed with Hebrew, Arabic, and other elements, written in Hebrew characters, spoken by Sephardim in Turkey, Greece, etc.; from Spanish Ladino "Latin," from Latin Latinus (see Latin. The Spanish word also had a sense of "sagacious, cunning, crafty," on the notion of "knowing Latin." The Spanish word also appeared in American English in its Central American sense, "mestizo, lighter-skinned mixed race person" (1850).

updated on May 01, 2016

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Definitions of Ladino from WordNet

Ladino (n.)
the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script;
Synonyms: Judeo-Spanish
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