A cholo is term implying a Hispanic male that typically dresses in chinos (khahki pants), a wifebeater sleeveless teeshirt or a flannel shirt with only the top buttoned, a hairnet, or with a bandana around the forehead, usually halfway down over the eyes. Cholos often have black ink tattoos, commonly involving Catholic imagery, or calligraphy messages or family names.

Cholos often drive low riders.
A farcical example of a cholo from the movies is Cheech, from Cheech and Chong.
by Abula February 20, 2004
1) "My homeboy got shot up but some cholos from Norte." OR "I'm cruisin' the eastside with a couple cholos."

2) "Hey ese, check out that vato over there looking all cholo."
by X3 Chola Loca January 14, 2004
A Mexican gangster. Other definitions say this is untrue, and that cholo means only means mestizo. However, since this is an "urban" dictionary where the idea is to communicate the colloquial, everyday meaning used in contemporary society, the correct meaning is mexican gangster.
I was going to go to 7-11, but I decided not to when I saw the group of Cholos standing on the street corner.

by sirvancealott October 15, 2005
In Peru: peasant or indian, in a somewhat degrading way because it implies being simple minded. Can also be used affectionately between friends.

In Peru it has no 'gangster' connotation.
friends: Que tal cholo! / Habla cholo!
insult: Mira el cholo bloqueando la calle con su burro!
by Matéo Pumakawa August 24, 2003
A cholo is a mexican or chicano gangster...wears baggy clothes...a white t-shirt...khaki pants...and has a bandana on him...(blue,red) also wears dark glasses"loks"...sometimes bald-headed...or with their hair slick back..
Wacha a ese cholo...pinche vato loco
by LaShyGirlX13 March 7, 2006
A cholo is a mexican gangster, or something involved with looking or dressing like a gangster.
That fool looks like a cholo with his shaved head.
by Lumpy Loks May 24, 2005