Cholo does not mean a "Mexican gangster" and it doesen't necassarily mean Mexican or Chicano. A Cholo is Spanish for Mestizo. A Mestizo is a person of mixed European and Native American heritage. Many Mestizos are Salvadoran, Honduran, Peruvian,Guatamalan, Mexican and Ecuadorian.
Some people don't even know what the word means and they post unreliable definitions.
by sdlfjslj January 22, 2004
In the South American sense, cholo means a person of mixed Native American/Hispanic heritage; a mestizo. The female equivalent is chola.
Alejandra es una muchacha muy hermosa, y Paco es su cholo.
by pentozali August 29, 2008
In Colonial Mexico, the terms cholo and coyote co-existed, indicating mixed Mestizo and Amerindian ancestry. Under the casta system of colonial Latin America, cholo originally applied to the children resulting from the union of a Mestizo and an Amerindian; that is, someone of three quarters Amerindian and one quarter Spanish ancestry. Other terms (mestizo, castizo, etc.) were used to denote other ratios of smaller or greater Spanish-to-Amerindian ancestry.

The word "xolotl" (pronounced "cholotl") is an Aztec word which means dog. It is from this meaning that the word "cholo" developed its negative connotation, taking on a similar meaning to "mutt" as applied to humans.
Mira ese cholo, he thinks his shit don't stick!
by U4Ë-AH August 30, 2010
a cholo is a guys that is in a gang. Normally they are bald and wear baggy clothes, but the old school cholos wear dickies to the waist and slicked their hair back.
Ese guey es une pinche cholo.
by la lady blu eyes April 10, 2007
a bald-headed mexican gangster
check out that fine azz cholo walking down the street
by Anna Isabella November 02, 2006
A subcultural form of Mexicans that were born in the US.
Their behavior is dominated by their ignorant way of speaking spanish and english at the same time, and act like pseudo-gangsters.
A cultural icon that makes the Mexican culture look like a bunch of ingnorant, ghetto and inferior culture, that uses an undeveloped form of language which is vulgarly denominated as Spanglish.
Steve: Look at those cholos, they think they're the shit just by the way they lean.
by Luis C Garinian October 02, 2007
A Mexican gangster
"I Lean Like a Cholo"
(Elbows up, side to side, elbows up side to side......)
by cholocholocholo February 16, 2009

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