A term used by Chicano urban/barrio youth to mean that a member of a group has turned his/her back on the rest|meaning that a member of a gang/group has disappointed his/her peers by joining another group/gang.
Can Also mean: a traitor/ "sell out" / "ranker" / "biotch"
No one can trust Scooby ever since he turned leva.
A Calo word (Chicano switch code) to mean a "punk". Used usually to define people who are in a barrio enviroment. Believed to have come from the root form "chava" which in Rural Mexican Spanish means, kid, youth, childish and ect.
That vato is a chavala.
Chicano love of self and community. Also the realization of Chicano Liberation and true freedom.
Eddie's Chicanismo is the reason he got the job done!
A Chicano incarcerated...
I haven't written to Jojo, since he's fallen torcido.