Paisa is slang for someone who is from your country. Paisa is derived from the word ‘país’ in Spanish which means country. Typically used in situations where you do not know the person you are talking to, but recognize you are from the same nationality. Mostly used in Mexico or by Hispanics.
“Oye paisa, no seas gacho, bájale el presio”

“Hey paisa, don’t be a jerk, lower the price”
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The Paisa or Paisas in "plural" are people who inhabit a region over the northwest Colombia in the Andes.
The region is formed by the departamentos (provinces) of Antioquia, Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío. Some regions of Valle del Cauca (north) and Tolima (west) belong to the cultural identity of paisas. The main cities are Medellín, Pereira, Manizales and Armenia.

Although the expression "Paisa" is of popular use as apocope of "Paisano" (one from the same country; countryman).

The paisas have been considered a genetically isolated population according with researches. They are predominantly European ancestry because it is said that the male Spaniards who settled the region during the 16th and 17th centuries came with their women.

Paisas are well known in Colombia for their kindness and welcoming aptitude to persons from other regions and visitors.
Bandeja paisa: It is the more traditional dish and is generally composed by carne asada (grilled steak) or carne molida (finely ground grilled steak), chicharrón (fried pork rind), rice, red beans, a slice of avocado, sweet fried plantains, a fried egg, a small white corn arepa, and sometimes chorizo (sausage). Bandeja paisa is also a very popular dish served in Colombian restaurants in Europe and the United States.
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Colombian Spanish
Term used in Colombia to refer to those born in Medellin and other cities in the Antioquia region
Person: “ OMG! I love your paisa accent, say “paraco
Paisa: “Muchacho de bien”

- Bro paisa girls are so hot!!
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Someone from Hispanic origin that is fresh off the boat in The U.S. Is overall ghetto. They are loud, wear tight jeans (multi-colored) . Try to act "hip"
That Paisa makes us look bad.
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Persona born in medellin colombia da best peolpe in latin america cuz we nice ppl, friendly, n we love to party. WE called papitos o' mamasitas. we fans of DIM n Atletico Nacional Medellin, representin us is is Juan carlos henao n "el escorpion" Huigita. u know we always got sick styles. n if u get da chance sometime try out la bandeja paisa hemanos!!!!!!
somos paisas,
representando colombia,
comiendo arepas!!!
(con quesito)
by i unno i 4get it October 16, 2004
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A drug dealer or runner who is from Mexico. He speaks little to no english and probably has multiple low-end vehicles. The only english he understand is numbers and major cross streets of your city. Primarily he usually sells crystal meth or heroin. His prices for drugs are always the best around town.
That damn Paisa got the location wrong. I told him 69th Avenue and he's on 69th street.
Dude my Paisa has some fire lets call him so we can score some.
I lost my Paisa's number!!!!!!!!
by PhxSid September 01, 2017
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