In Texas, the word is used by Hispanics to talk about California Hispanics (specifically LA). The differences in Spanglish dialects are very noticeable in films.
Though filmed in Austin, the actors in Machete speak like a bunch of Cholos.
by MarcCCTx September 07, 2010
one who leans side to side with their elbows up.
cholo-licious, lean like a___, etc
by melanie1111991 August 17, 2007
Cholo- acronym- chu only live once
Hispanic man goes bare back horse riding. No reason other than. CHOLO (Chu only live once).
by snakob February 06, 2014
Slang term used mainly by people from Mexico, used to describe a gangster. Or anyone that dresses like one.
Juan: Hey man, you see that guy?
Jose: Yeah he's wearing Dickies, Chuck Taylor's, And a Blue T-Shirt.
Juan: He looks like a cholo.
by Mijo_Antrax February 21, 2013
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
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.
-All Around Pimp.
-Wears Dickies.
-Often Use Term Ese.
-May Act Like A Thug.

"I Lean Like a Cholo"

(Elbows up, side to side, elbows up side to side......)
Eduardo Salgado Is A Cholo.
by |-_-| April 17, 2010

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