pachuco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish pachuco

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pəˈt͡ʃuːkəʊ/

Noun[edit]

pachuco (plural pachucos)

  1. A Mexican-American, especially a juvenile delinquent in the Los Angeles area.
    1998. They asked him if he was a pachuco. He said all the pachucos he knew of lived in El Paso. He told em he didn’t know any Mexican pachucos. — Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Nahuatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pachuco m (feminine pachucha, masculine plural pachucos, feminine plural pachuchas)

  1. (Mexico) flashy, flashily dressed
  2. (Costa Rica) slang (often considered low-class)

Noun[edit]

pachuco m (plural pachucos, feminine pachuca)

  1. (Costa Rica) uneducated person from the city who uses city slang