noun ca·ló \kə-ˈlō\

Definition of caló

  1. :  any of several Spanish argots; especially :  an argot used by Chicano youths in cities of the U.S. Southwest

Origin and Etymology of caló

Spanish, argot, speech of Spanish Gypsies, from Romany kalo Gypsy, literally, black, from Sanskrit kāla

First Known Use: 1947

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