from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A countryman; a compatriot.
- n. Slang A friend; a pal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Peasant; rustic
- n. One's fellow countryman; compatriot
- n. native, especially a native of California of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry
- n. roadrunner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chaparral cock; the roadrunner.
- n. A compatriot.
- n. A comrade; a pal; a buddy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chaparral-cock or road-runner, Geococcyx californianus. See Geococcyx, and cut under chaparral-cock.
Another animal frequently seen was the chaparral-cock or road-runner, really the earth cuckoo (_Geococcyx Mexicanus_), called paisano or pheasant, or
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The term "paisano" is an ironic joke to the gods, something familiar to blacks.
Well hello Danny or should I say "paisano" I am also orginally from Zacatecas close to where you are mentioning.
In the opening chapter the old paisano, Justo Prieto, takes the reader by the hand and introduces him to the long-forgotten Mexican-Californian town of San Sebastian, where strange things have come to pass.
At La Villa, to the Virgen de Guadalupe, the sinner is indistinct from the saint, the native paisano cannot be told apart from the foreign pocho.
Mitt Romney may brag about being technically a Mexican paisano, but Romney should realize that he and his public record will never really be trusted-especially by Latino voters.
Joe was the same icon of past perfection and present dignity to an aged paisano in the Bronx ... or a child of the '60s from Hootin' Holler, Arkansas.
But take some advice paisano, learn-a how to mambo.