from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Mexican-American youth or teenager, especially one who dresses in flamboyant clothes and belongs to a neighborhood gang.
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- n. A Mexican-American, especially a juvenile delinquent in the Los Angeles area.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
I appreciated your explanation of the word pachuco to Still Terrified in East LA, noting that it is derived from our reference to our beloved city of El Paso.
(Let's go to El Paso), "and correctly so on your part, the word pachuco was born.
Subsequently, newspapers dropped the word "Mexican" from their reports, and substituted, instead, the term pachuco or zoot suiter.
Bracero and pachuco, I know were actual terms used at the time and not necessarily full-on racial slurs though obviously used so by whatever pus-filled nutsack of a racist, sexist lunatic wrote this mess.
If the governor had the power simply to round up every pachuco in the state and put them in camps, like Roosevelt has done with the Japanese, I think Olson would exercise the right in a heartbeat.
Too, I was all too quick to assume that a pachuco in a zoot suit was naturally guilty of any accusation.
The Murga are dressed in the pachuco Zuit Suits of 1940s east Los Angeles.
He definitely speaks better than any other pachuco/a on that city council.
More pachuco than (insert your choice of expletive here). thfarrell
A pachuco by the stage kept a refrain up: "Baby, are they real?"
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