Example sentences for: pachuco

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

  • Octavio Paz, much quoted, disparagingly discusses the phenomenon of the pachuco in his book The Labyrinth of Solitude, published in English in 1961.

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

  • He is in the company of the historical mestizo character of Yo soy Joaquín, the revolutionary figure of Joaquín Murrieta, the mythical pachuco, the stately learned persona of Dr. Paredes, the gentle leadership of César Chávez; the bracero is the universally exploited farmworker, the campesino of the world.

  • Barker’s glossary of pachuco words from Arizona shows that the name Califa, without the s, was used to mean a boy from California.

  • The pachuca was the counterpart of the pachuco of the 1940s but also the home-girl archetype that comes together in the young Chicana growing up in an urban ghettoized environment.

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