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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A term of United States origin borrowed into Mexican Spanish and used along the border between the United States and Mexico especially by U.S.-born Mexicans.

Usage examples (6)
  • My all-time favorite pochismo is one I heard from a mother, scolding her kids for fooling with the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele!"
  • Bloque is another pochismo, not used for 'blocks' in the sense of city blocks, at least not in the interior.
  • The noun 'pocho' is generally used to signify someone who is Mexican-born but raised in the United States; hence 'pochismo'.
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