Sometimes spelled "Chente", Chent is a person of a Latin American country who has immigrated to the U.S. but has not assimilated to the culture of the area that he has immigrated to.
A real chent cannot speak fluent English or has a strong accent when speaking English. They also tend to be near people from their original country. They will only talk in English when necessary.
Most chents will try to "holler" at any female they see. Whistling as well as saying Spanish phrases such as "Coño" "Mira esa jeva" "La quiero pisar" etc. are very common for them to do.
Chents dress in different styles, but their personalities stand them out.
Chents usually hang out around Garden Apartments, Hispanic bars and restaurants where they drink and blast "Ranchera" music. "Reggaeton" & "Bachata" is another favorite when dealing with the younger chents.
Chents are seen driving old beat up cars from Honda, Toyota and Nissan. Rarely do they drive cars not made by those companies. The cars are usually given petty modifications to try to make them look decent.
Chents usually live in Metro areas such as the DC Metro area (where the term originated). They either live in the city or in a suburb of the Metro area.
Most people confuse chents with illegal immigrants because of their similar characteristics, but most chents hold a green card. Many people call others a chent without truly knowing the meaning. To properly identify a chent they have to show more than one quality of chent behavior.
A real chent will drive a 91 Honda Accord with paint oxidation, rust, dings, dents and torn interior but will put a system in the car and drive while blasting obnoxious music. Having a "fart can" or a "spoiler" is optional. Bondo gray may be on parts of the car.
An assimilated Hispanic would drive a 91 Honda Accord, but would fix the car up tastefully to have a show car and future classic when it reaches 25 years of age. Sound system is optional. Most assimilated Hispanics are diverse and would drive more than a Honda.
A real chent can be spotted drinking Corona around the local Hispanic food restaurant buying half of the obnoxious songs in the jukebox They would also hit on the waitresses and leave extremely drunk.
An assimilated Hispanic would go to the local Hispanic restaurant eat and tip the waitress the normal 15%. Drinking would be done in moderation if at all. They may or may not use the jukebox to buy a song or two so long its not "Ranchera".
A real chent would hang out outside their housing complex and drink (Corona) with their group (chents) while heckling the other residents of the complex. (usually female in attempts to get laid).
An assimilated Hispanic would hang out with a variety of friends doing healthy activities and trying new customs. In the dating scene, most are respectful people who are looking for a long term relationship.
"Assimilated Hispanic" refers to those whom have truly assimilated or grew up with the culture of their Residential area.
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