a crazy gangster.

usually of hispanic origin. you will spot one when you see a guy with big kakhi pants with a wife beater ;may have a button up shirt over with only the top button buttoned; on and a guadalupe chain around their neck. also wear bandanas ;usually blue, black, or red; and sunglasses. also idolize tupac and godfather.

usually have a girlfriend who draws her eyebrows on.
just look at any of the "homies" figures

"man look at that vato loco in LA"
by muralee June 25, 2005
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Originated in Mexico is the traditional mexican gangster who stays true to his heritage, altough incorporating new content to his lifestyle never forgets about his origins and has major respect for his likings.
"Puro vato loco" crazy gang banger... "PURO VATO LOCO" denotes hispanic origin, then "CRAZY GANG BANGER" states now he is related with chicanos as well.
by SILENT LOCO September 3, 2007
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a Mexican who is calm, but society makes him feel like living with disregard to his life, and it shows. Mexicans who gives up on society, are a vatos locos for EVER.
I'm a vato loco for ever.
by Marioo January 20, 2006
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Vatos Locos originated in East L.A Primarily Mexican Amarican A.K.A Chicanos. Now is a mix of Mexicans, Latinos & also has expanded World Wide Mostly in France. Vatos can be Known as Gangsters or It can mean Homie when People call each other Vato.
Whats up Vatos Locos! How you doing Ese!
by Vatto Locco March 11, 2016
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VATO LOCO it means a crazy dude or a crazy guy

used in some movies with Mexicans or gang bangers

Vato = dude

Loco= crazy

spanish is spoken diferently then english but still means the same
Hey holme tell your bitch that im a vato loco 4 eva

pinche vato loco = damn crazy dude
by Vatoloco4life March 18, 2010
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South Eastern American Vatos Locos deference from Cali's own VL hate Peoples Nation,Rivals are Bloods, Latin Kings, MOB.
Allies are Folk, Crips, MS-13 and Devils Army.bandanna's are black and white.
VATOS LOCOS got my black flag ready to make some blood drops happened.
by gringo38843 December 6, 2008
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A Vato Loco is someone who goes against what Childs For Humanity does, The Gang was originally started by Romeo but now is run by head leader Tyrese. There color is Blue.
Jamal: Tyrese why you spit out the muffin?!
Tyrese: I’m a Vato Loco
Romeo: This why you not a Childs For Humanity fool!
by Edgerin October 16, 2018
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