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  • n. Plural form of pachuco.

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Examples

  • One correction, however: They're called pachucos because the vatos in East Los originated from a neighborhood in El Paso that was primarily populated by folks who had emigrated from Pachuca, Hidalgo.

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • One correction, however: They're called pachucos because the vatos in East Los originated from a neighborhood in El Paso which was primarily populated by folks who had emigrated from Pachuca, Hidalgo.

    Houston Press | Complete Issue

  • On the pretext that zoot-suited Mexican-American teens were wearing seditious togs, sailors on leave in Los Angeles went on a rampage in 1943, chasing "pachucos" and ripping the offending jackets and trousers off them.

    Hep Cats, Street Fights

  • Beginning in the 1980s, young guys in the outskirts of the city were drawn to the styles and cultures represented in popular U.S. movies about pachucos, gangsters, and life in the barrio: Zoot Suit, Colors, American Me, Mi Vida Loca, Blood In Blood Out.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • If they're old enough to date: "Never have a girl romanced by a foreigner, especially greasers, scratch-backs, potatoes, pachucos, fruitpickers, or braceros."

    January 2010

  • It was the center of the Zoot Suit Riots, the epic 1943 battles between white sailors and the sharply dressed pachucos.

    Bad Sports

  • The dive bars and diners along Almeria Street were in full swing, and on the street corners out front pachucos in their zoot suits and felt hats strutted like prize cockerels before the girls, as if their pocket chains glinting in the streetlights could lure the ladies to their sides.

    Masked

  • You had pachucos with duck's-ass haircuts, Sir Guy shirts and slitbottomed khakis.

    My Dark Places

  • The warehouse door slid open; two pachucos struck lounging poses.

    Hollywood Nocturne

  • The robots and corrupted youths advance on a Border Patrol station; Big Pete makes an impassioned anti-Red speech that instantly un-corrupts the young pachucos and inspires them to attack their corruptors.

    Hollywood Nocturne

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