from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Mexican or Hispanic gang member or someone perceived to embody a similar stereotypical countenance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A child of mixed Spanish and Peruvian Indian parentage.
  • n. See chol-.
  • n. Any half-breed, but especially one of European and Indian descent.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • So, should he risk being called a cholo and ask his cousin, Johnny to bring his low-rider to school for his part of the Project?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The cholo was a squat, powerful little man, with more bounce to him than a rubber ball; leading his men by a dozen yards, he hesitated not an instant but dodged under the blow Bryce lashed out at him and came up inside the latter's guard, feeling for Bryce's throat.

    The Valley of the Giants

  • But for many other Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans, the word "cholo" has come to be associated with the criminal element - and even worse for ironically, a Chicano group in Arizona, which compared "Chola" to the "N"-word.

    The Guardian World News

  • The immense social divide between the haves and have-nots in Peru, between the predominantly urban white bourgeoisie and the mainly "cholo" and Indian working class and peasantry, has not changed.


  • i mean not a real "cholo" the guys who dress like one?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • The Gay in me says, It makes him look like a cholo.


  • Special sections of the exhibition are dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture, as well as projects by influential local artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK.

    Bettina Korek: Plan ForYourArt: April 14-20

  • When he slipped into the classroom forty minutes late, he felt like a badass, not at all the sophomore who was bullied daily by the bandana'd cholo from Chula Vista, nor the awkward virgin who had to hide the obvious erection in his crotch with a Pee Chee.


  • But by the time the cholo had grasped the new order, the driver was pulling into the school parking lot.


  • The next day, he was emboldened, and addressed the cholo as he climbed onto the bus.



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