pachuco

noun
pa·chu·co | \ pə-ˈchü-(ˌ)kō \
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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