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cholo

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noun cho·lo \ˈchō-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of cholo

plural cholos

  1. 1 often disparaging :  a man or boy of Mexican descent

  2. 2 :  a Mexican-American youth who belongs to a street gang



Origin of cholo

American Spanish, Europeanized Indian, mestizo


First Known Use: 1851


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