noun (1)
\ ˈchä(ˌ)kō, ˈchȯ- \
plural -s

Definition of choco

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a conscript or a member of a militia in World War II


noun (2)
Cho·​co | \ chəˈkō \
plural Choco or Chocos

Definition of Choco (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a people of northwestern Colombia and Panama
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Choco people, probably Cariban

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History and Etymology for choco

Noun (1)

short for chocolate soldier; probably from the new uniforms worn by recruits

Noun (2)

Spanish chocó, chocoa, chocoe, of American Indian origin

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“Choco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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