One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’.’
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.’
Via Mexican Spanish from Spanish, literally ‘discoloured, pale’.
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