pocho

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pocho m (plural pochos, feminine pocha)

  1. (slang) a Mexican American who speaks poor or broken Spanish, and has become a gringo

Usage notes[edit]

The noun pocho is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

Adjective[edit]

pocho m (feminine pocha, masculine plural pochos, feminine plural pochas)

  1. (Spain, of fruit) rotten
  2. (Spain, of a person) sick