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n. Informal
A person of Puerto Rican birth or ancestry living primarily in New York City.

[Blend of New York and (Puerto) Rican.]

Nu′yo·ri′can adj.
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(ˌni oʊˈri kən)

also Nuyorican

1. a Puerto Rican living in New York or one who has lived in New York and returned to Puerto Rico.
2. of or pertaining to Neoricans.
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