plural -s
Southwest, usually disparaging
: a Mexican peon

Word History


American Spanish, from pelado, adjective, penniless, from Spanish, bare, bald, from past participle of pelar to cut (the hair), pluck, skin, from Latin pilare to make bald, from pilus hair

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“Pelado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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