- 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 youth or teenager, especially one who dresses in flamboyant clothes and belongs to a neighborhood gang.
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