Definitions for choloˈtʃoʊ loʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(esp. among Mexican-Americans) a teenage boy in a street gang.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology, Dialect
Origin of cholo:
1970–75,Amer.; < Mex Sp: peasant
A Mexican or Hispanic gang member or someone perceived to embody a similar stereotypical countenance
Cholo is an ethnic slur created by Hispanic criollos in the 16th century. In sociological literature, it is one of castas, and refers to individuals of mixed or pure American Indian ancestry, or other racially mixed origin. The precise usage of "cholo" has varied widely in different times and places. In modern American usage, it most often applies to a low-income Mexican-American sub-culture and manner of dress.
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