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A mexican (but usually any person of latin american decent) who dresses in hand-me-down clothes and fake jordans, usually the same thing everyday. Not all hispanics are cholos though, as cholos are usually douchebags, people who believe that as a latin american they have the god given right to fight anyone that stands in their way. Cholos are usually hated by white and black people alike and they only associate with other cholos. they are a huge problem in american high schools, but considering they are in fact cholos, you wont see them after graduation. usually can speak fluent english but decide not to.
cholo: aye meng what good
white person: stfu cholo
cholo: aye meng ill break chor face
white person: COOOL
cholo: really? im cool? o dios mio im cool!!!
by Mikey_Butders October 18, 2012
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A cholo is term implying a Hispanic male that typically dresses in chinos (khahki pants), a wifebeater sleeveless teeshirt or a flannel shirt with only the top buttoned, a hairnet, or with a bandana around the forehead, usually halfway down over the eyes. Cholos often have black ink tattoos, commonly involving Catholic imagery, or calligraphy messages or family names.

Cholos often drive low riders.
A farcical example of a cholo from the movies is Cheech, from Cheech and Chong.
by Abula February 20, 2004
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1) Mexican Gangster

2) Mexican Gangster Style
1) "My homeboy got shot up but some cholos from Norte." OR "I'm cruisin' the eastside with a couple cholos."

2) "Hey ese, check out that vato over there looking all cholo."
by X3 Chola Loca January 14, 2004
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The U.S. context of the word Cholo/Chola originated in Los Angeles and can be a derogatory term meaning Chicanogangster or pandilleroor marero. They are born in the U.S. and favor Spanglish. They might refer to any Latino unlike them as pocho, or white-washed.

A hardcore cholo will wear the baggy look, bigtime tatoos, and a shaved head. The chola might have long permed black hair, dark lipstick and a teardrop tatooed under her eye, (and their toddler might have a shaved head and wear the garb unless abuelita steps in.)

This look is subject to change as gang-culture evolves. So what a cholo looked like in the times of Cheech and Chong is out-of-date, but still revered with some pride. There are even plastic figurines with this look sold in gumball machines all over the streets of L.A.

The word has a totally different context in South America, where it means indigenous peasant. But in the States, it has been appropriated and the context has evolved.
Your pants are looking a little cholo. Why don't you downsize.
by CHI Born And Raised October 10, 2005
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A Cholo is a latino gangster (aka Vato Loco). Some Cholos may get their clothes from Dickies that are 2 sizes larger than what they would normally wear while buttoning only the top button. Cholos may invest in lowrider brand clothing and wear plaid flannel jackets during the winter. Shirt /bandana colors may vary depending on the Cholo’s gang. Cholos may wear shoes like Lugz or Cortezes with a wide variety of colors to go with the clothes. Cholos never back down from anyone who disrespects them and always keep their chin up as they stare everyone down. They usually never move out of the way for anybody while walking, unless it’s a lady or one of their homies.
Cholos usually talk a lot of Spanglish; mixing Spanish & English words in sentences. They may say a few words in Spanish and then a few words in English and vice versa. They might also say words like “Vato,” “Foo,” or “Ese” when finishing a sentence.
by Paul Wall Da People’s Champ December 28, 2009
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A Mexican gangster. Other definitions say this is untrue, and that cholo means only means mestizo. However, since this is an "urban" dictionary where the idea is to communicate the colloquial, everyday meaning used in contemporary society, the correct meaning is mexican gangster.
I was going to go to 7-11, but I decided not to when I saw the group of Cholos standing on the street corner.

by sirvancealott October 15, 2005
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In Peru: peasant or indian, in a somewhat degrading way because it implies being simple minded. Can also be used affectionately between friends.

In Peru it has no 'gangster' connotation.
friends: Que tal cholo! / Habla cholo!
insult: Mira el cholo bloqueando la calle con su burro!
by Matéo Pumakawa August 24, 2003
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Apparently, you should lean like one.
Lean like a cholo, side to side!
by FOCOFOSHO August 06, 2007
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