pachuco

noun
pa·​chu·​co | \ pə-ˈchü-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce pachuco (audio) \
plural pachucos

Definition of pachuco

: a young Mexican-American having a taste for flashy clothes and a special jargon and usually belonging to a neighborhood gang

Examples of pachuco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, the zoot suit ministry of Black Harlem made its way to the West Coast, where it was embraced by young Mexican-American pachuco and pachucas. Thalía Henao, Allure, 3 May 2022

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First Known Use of pachuco

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pachuco

American Spanish

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Last Updated

7 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Pachuco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachuco. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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