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

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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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still in debate about it being only mexican americans and being all latino country descendants. I think that it should not be only mex-ame because why do they have special nickname and the rest dont.
in our school there is a crew that are called "Los Chicanos" and there is a people from different latino country descendance and no one tell them anything about not being chicanos and they all speak spanish which i think should be what really matter in being a chicano or not, not where your parents are from.
by stop lookin at me May 29, 2005

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someone born in the U.S.A with hispanic desendance. Parents from Mexico, Central America, or South America
real chicanos can speak spanish
by kp March 17, 2005

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Someone of hispanic descent, though usually Mexican
What up with me Chicano brother?
by Mexican-Desperado December 07, 2003

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MExican or Latino person living in america or born in america
Chicano got latino roots
by adrian March 21, 2005

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