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

First Known Use of pachuco

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pachuco

American Spanish

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“Pachuco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachuco. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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