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Pocho means americanized Mexican, or Mexican who has lost their culture. (Which largely refers to losing the Spanish.)It is a derogatory term can be someone who's trying to "act white" but it has been largely embraced by Chicanos with a sense of defeatist humor - We're pochos, y que? - so that it's actually becoming more playful than bitter. Kind of like, among blacks, "Whas up Nigga".

The tension over pocho/non-pocho can trace back to Mexican history and La Malinche who was a traitor to the indigenous Aztecs and birthed the first mestizo - hence the Mexican insult Hijo de La Chingada. Mexican philosopher Octavio Paz wrote extensively on this theme.
A Mexican sees a Chicano stuttering out his Spanish and thinks to himself - pocho - what an embarrassment.

There is a website called that's dedicated to aserbic Chicano humor.

by ChiBorn And Raised October 10, 2005
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Supposedly a "hispanic" who is a traitor to his "Spanish" roots.

This is absurdly ironic because the natives of Meso-America did not speak Spanish. In fact Spanish was a language forced onto them.

Read about what Las Casas witnessed to get an idea of why the natives of America speak Spanish today. Rape, forced labor, and betrayal by the Aztec Malinche.
I hope Chiborn realizes that the Spanish language comes from Spain, and by speaking Spanish he or she could be considered a Malinche as well, or shall I say, "pocho".

Chiborn should come to Spain and see how the Spanish really feel about Spanish speaking Amerindians.

Chiborn in Spain: HOLA! mi hermano espanol! Yo ODIO pochos!

Spaniard: Callate tu sudaca. Volver a mexico subhumano.
by +6984730398429 December 12, 2009
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More than one Pocho or Mexican-American.
1. A group of people that have abandoned Mexico's culture and people.
2. Any Mexican who celebrates Cinco De Mayo in Mississippi.
Hey hector that Pocho called INS on me so I could get deported.
by Paco Rivera March 16, 2005
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singular: pocho
Person of Latin American descent (esp. Mexican) inept in his usage of Spanish. By extension, any of such people that reneges his cultural heritage.
The US Border Patrol is full of pochos who, when they capture a Mexican crossing the border, beat him with even greater enthusiasm.
by Gonzalo Dรญaz October 11, 2006
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