Definition of pochismo in US English:

pochismo

noun

  • 1An English word which has been given a Spanish form or pronunciation; a form of slang used by speakers of Mexican Spanish and others along the border with the United States, consisting of such words. Cf "Spanglish [adjective]".

  • 2Depreciative. Excessive admiration in a Hispanic (originally a Mexican) American for the culture of the United States.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The New York Herald Tribune. From Mexican Spanish pochismo from pocho + -ismo.

Pronunciation

pochismo

/pə(ʊ)ˈtʃɪzməʊ/