Unlike many of these definitions which only go by the stereotypes, here's the real definition:
A person born in the Dominican Republic or of Dominican heritage.They are the result from a mix between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans or Tainos. Usually criticized by many for their "annoying" ways to express nationalism. It bothers me how most people only see the surface. Ninety percent of the Dominicans who live in the US(mainly in New York City, Boston, New Jersey, Florida, and Connecticut) are from rural towns or very poor urban ghettos in the Dominican Republic, therefore most people think they are all ignorant hillbillies, but they're not. Not all of them are like that. Most people only acclaim Dominicans for their music (Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, and Dominican Hip-Hop), for their food, and for their great baseball players(A-Rod, Sosa, Martinez, Ramirez, etc). The Dominican Republic has made important achievements in agriculture, medicine, art, literature, politics, just to name a few. Its too bad most Dominicans in the US do nothing to change the perception most Americans have of them. One of the best examples of this is the New York City neighborhood Washington Heights, where the most ignorant, low life, mediocre, and uneducated Dominicans ever reside.
As somebody who's lived in both New York, and the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, its biggest and most important city) I can tell you their not all like that. Same goes to all immigrants who come to the US from poor environments in their native countries. Most are only the worst posible display their country has to offer.
Dominican 1: Yo KLOK manito was good?
Me: Can you speak in either english or spanish. Cut the Spanglish, its embarrassing.
Dominican 1: what you talkin about loco?
Me: Oh yeah and take that flag of your bookbag, it doesn't make you more Dominican, it just makes you look like a fucking retard. You wanna be Dominican, start by learning about your culture.