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n. pl. cho·los Often Offensive
1. A young, usually working-class Mexican-American man, especially one belonging to a subculture that often includes membership in a neighborhood gang.
2. In parts of Latin America, a person of indigenous American or mestizo heritage.

[American Spanish : originally a derogatory word for a person of African and indigenous American ancestry, perhaps from a word in a pre-Columbian Antillean language meaning dog.]
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n, pl -los
1. (Peoples) a person who is descended from both European and Native American parents
2. (Peoples) US a disparaging term for a lower-class person of Mexican descent
3. (Peoples) US a tough or thug-like person of Mexican descent
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(ˈtʃoʊ loʊ)

n., pl. -los.
(esp. among Mexican-Americans) a teenage boy in a street gang.
[1970–75, Amer.; < Mex Sp: peasant]
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It was in the midst of this repose, that Archy, one of the cordon, whose post was near the after-hatches, whispered to his neighbor, a Cholo, the words above.
* LOS ANGELES-The sight of El Cholo lifts the heart any time of day or night but is, perhaps, most cheering toward dusk.
The huge deficit was discovered following two stock takes at the Cholo bar on the main campus this February.
The driver wears a sleeveless undershirt and shades and a black-and-red pirate scarf over his head: a cholo punk.
The Philippine National Police - Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) said Cholo Abdi Abdullah, a suspected member of the Al Shabaab Group was arrested at around 3:30 p.m.
In his Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup debut with Arellano, Arana was a pillar of strength for first year head coach Cholo Martin.
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Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja's Three tells the story of Khalid, a nine-year-old boy, and his sister Reem, while Cholo, by Omani director Muzna Al Musafer, shows the meeting between two Omani children: dark-skinned Cholo and fair-skinned Abdullah..
The team's staff includes head coach Boyet Fernandez, and assistants Adonis Tierra and Cholo Martin.
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