Example sentences for: pachuco

How can you use “pachuco” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Expressions and vocabulary used by Chicanos today come from the pachuco argot of the 1940s.

  • Some of these idioms are the pachuco dialect, Chicano Spanish, New Mexico colonial Spanish, south Texas vocabulary, caló, and the argot of the tirilones of El Paso.

  • The pachuco dialect has been especially influenced by caló; it was and still is primarily a male speech and if used by women they were considered to be street women or girlfriends of gang members.

  • According to Alfredo Mirandé, “The pachuco has been an especially visible symbol of cultural autonomy and resistance.

  • Although almost any urban Chicano who was young in the 1940s was affected by the style and language of the pachuco, the stereotypic pachuco was often associated with violence and deviancy.


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