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(→‎noun: Vato and Ese are interchangable and essentially mean "dude" or "man". A cholo is a person of mixed native American and Spanish decent. Cholo is derivative of the Peruvian word for mutt.)
 
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Ése or 'És' (for short) means the same thing.
 
Ése or 'És' (for short) means the same thing.
  
what an idiot! vato means latino thug, cholo means mexican gangster and ese means spanish, american or latino man .
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/* noun */ Vato and Ese are interchangable and essentially mean "dude" or "man".  These terms have been used for decades by Hispanics across the southwest.  Modern gang culture has lent a more gangster feel to these terms, however, there original meanings are more relaxed and not derogatory.
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A cholo is a person of mixed native American and Spanish decent.  Cholo is derivative of the Peruvian word for mutt. Originally (circa 1600ad), this was a derogatory term, but generations of usage have soften it's meaning.

Latest revision as of 17:27, 27 January 2008

noun

vato

East LA hispanic slang, meaning homeboy. "Vato, cholo, call us what you will" -- Kid Frost (La Raza [1990]).

Ése or 'És' (for short) means the same thing.


/* noun */ Vato and Ese are interchangable and essentially mean "dude" or "man". These terms have been used for decades by Hispanics across the southwest. Modern gang culture has lent a more gangster feel to these terms, however, there original meanings are more relaxed and not derogatory.

A cholo is a person of mixed native American and Spanish decent. Cholo is derivative of the Peruvian word for mutt. Originally (circa 1600ad), this was a derogatory term, but generations of usage have soften it's meaning.