Definition of pocho in English:

pocho

noun

derogatory, informal
  • A US citizen of Mexican origin; a culturally Americanized Mexican.

    ‘the Mexican-American who forgets his true mother is a pocho’
    • ‘‘People spoke to me in English,’ recalls Pinzon, ‘because they thought I was a pocho - a Mexican-American.’’
    • ‘‘Mexicans who visit the area call local Hispanics pochos, an unflattering reference to their inability to speak standard Spanish’.’

adjective

derogatory, informal
  • Relating to US citizens of Mexican origin.

    ‘the Mexicans are already noting figures of speech of mine that are pocho’
    • ‘There are newspapers, such as La Opinion of Los Angeles, printed in the pocho area.’

Origin

Via Mexican Spanish from Spanish, literally ‘discoloured, pale’.

Pronunciation

pocho

/ˈpɒtʃəʊ/