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  • n. Hispanic youth; guy; dude

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From Spanish vato, ultimately from Spanish chivato. Term is mostly used by people from northwest Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Baja California). (Wiktionary)

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  • Etymology:
    From Spanish vato, ultimately from Spanish chivato. Term is mostly used by people from northwest Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Baja California).

    Noun: vato (plural vatos)
    (Chicano, slang) Hispanic youth; guy; dude

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vato

    March 10, 2013