Definition of pueblo joven in US English:

pueblo joven


  • In Peru: a shanty town on the outskirts of a city.


1960s; earliest use found in The Chronicle-Telegram. From Peruvian Spanish pueblo joven (apparently 1968 or earlier), lit. ‘young town’ from Spanish pueblo + joven young, perhaps after Quechua musuq llaqta new town, lit. ‘young town’.