- a young Mexican-American man, esp. one belonging to a neighborhood gang or in trouble with the law
- a Mexican-American: in this use, a contemptuous term
Origin of pachucoMexican Spanish from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A Mexican-American man or boy who dresses in flamboyant clothes, often one who belongs to a neighborhood gang.
- Offensive A Mexican-American man or boy.
Origin of pachucoAmerican Spanish person from El Paso, pachuco possibly alteration of payuco yokel from Spanish payo peasant perhaps from Gallego Payo Pelagius (considered a typical peasant name)
- 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