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Definition of "pachuco" []

  • A Mexican-American youth or teenager, especially one who dresses in flamboyant clothes and belongs to a neighborhood gang. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pachuco" in a sentence
  • "I appreciated your explanation of the word pachuco to Still Terrified in East LA, noting that it is derived from our reference to our beloved city of El Paso."
  • "(Let's go to El Paso), "and correctly so on your part, the word pachuco was born."
  • "Subsequently, newspapers dropped the word "Mexican" from their reports, and substituted, instead, the term pachuco or zoot suiter."