A person who is born and raised in the US but whos ancestors(parents,grandparents or great-grand parents)were born in Mexico.He/she may speak spanish and english though most Chicanos speak english only.Many first-generation(people born and raised in the US during the 40's & 50's) Chicanos as well their children speak a dialect of spanish called Calo rather than traditional Spanish.Chicanos during the 1940's created a culture based on their parents Mexican culture and their own American culture. Many Chicanos have been instrumental in changing Mainstream american culture in terms of Art,Music and language.
Freddie Prinze was the first mainstream Latino Star ..yeah too bad he wasn't Chicano.
by Hamza 21 May 23, 2007
Born American of Mexican Descent. Not accepted by Anglo-Americans as true Americans and not accepted by Mexcians as true Mexicans.
This chicano could care less about those from either culture who don't accept me for who I am!
by Scotty the Pocho April 10, 2006
chicano/a is a mexican american but you are still mexican so don't discriminate against your own people by calling them a wet back or a mojado.
mexican american is someone who is mexican but wasborn and raised in america,in the barrio they would be called a chicano
by cerda October 06, 2005
1. An American born of of Mexican parents.
2. A Mexican born US resident (either legal or illegal) who is ashamed of his Mexican heritage and does everything possible to try to hide it.

Etymology: from Chingadera de Mexicano.
That chicano with the hair dyed blonde and the accent actually does understand Spanish, he just pretends not to.
by truemex May 17, 2013
A Mexican-American which is a Mexican born in America, Chicanos whos parents r both born in Mexico or is Chicano mixed with nothing is pure Mexican blood but is not 100% Mexican but that doesnt mean they r white! you r only a mixed Chicano when 1 of your "parents" r white or wateva race they r, so Chicanos r full mexican blood but they r only mixed if theyre parents r sumthin else.
Lil Rob is a Chicano Rap Artist
by Looney .13.: November 03, 2009
A person of Mexican descent born and raised the United States. Chicano culture is an extension of Mexican culture and a main thread in American culture. They speak both Spanish and English. Another word for Chicanos are Mexican-Americans.

*People of Half Mexican ancestry are widely considered Chicanos also, but also can be Mixed Race.
George Lopez was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. This makes him a Chicano.

by Cuetalxochitl February 13, 2008
someone who embraces both latino culture and american culture.
Chicanos should speak both Spanish and English.
by me who else July 11, 2005
A really unnecessary title given to an American Born person with Mexican Parents.
This title further ostracizes the Mexican People and further ensures the teasing of said people.
Chris: So what are you?
Alex: I'm a Chicano
Chris: So your Mexican?
Alex: No
Chris: Yes you are dumb ass
by Learn You Dumb Asses May 26, 2007

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