Example sentences for: agringado

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

  • Chicanos also often use the term, as they do agringado, to describe an overly acculturated Chicano, one who is trying to be “white.”

  • Rather, identifying or pointing out agringado behavior tends to be done by family or peer group members, who use teasing, joking, and narrating exemplary anecdotes characteristic of folkloric behavior.

  • But the behavior of an agringado might involve the changing of one’s given name, so that Carlos becomes Charlie, Guillermo becomes Will, or Consuelo becomes Connie; or changing a surname, so that Rivera becomes Rivers or Puentes becomes Bridges.

  • Many carpas (tent theaters) featured pelado or peladito characters, and the agringado (anglicized) and the pocho (half Mexican) were special targets of his comic wit and satire.

  • Such a person sees the Mexican way of life as inferior to the Anglo, and the agringado may marry an Anglo and completely turn his/her back on Chicano culture.


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