nounpl. cho·los Often Offensive
- A young, usually working-class Mexican-American man, especially one belonging to a subculture that often includes membership in a neighborhood gang.
- In parts of Latin America, a person of indigenous American or mestizo heritage.
Origin of choloAmerican 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
- (ethnic slur, offensive) A Mexican or Hispanic gang member or someone perceived to embody a similar stereotypical countenance