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cheddar

cheddar  n.— «Chicanos and immigrants use derisive terms for each other, including pocho (a term immigrants use for U.S.-born Latinos who don’t speak Spanish) and “cheddar” (for new arrivals who sprinkle cheese on their food or...

mocho

mocho  adj.— «My dad wanted us to go back to Mexico to get away from gangs and for us to learn more about the culture. If we had stayed, I would speak mocho (broken) Spanish like them (Chicanos).» —“Cultural learning...

roquero

roquero  n.— «Cliques are split by taste in music or country of origin, including roqueros (Spanish rock fans) and charros (who listen to traditional country Mexican tunes).» —“Cultural learning curve” by Elizabeth...

whitewash

whitewash  n.— «It doesn’t help that her extended family—and other longtime Coloradans—call her “whitewash” for being such a success.» —“Cultural learning curve” by Elizabeth Aguilera Denver...

güera

güera  n.— «I’m in the middle; I get judged twice. If I do speak Spanish, everyone is, “Whoa,” and if I don’t speak Spanish, the Mexicans are saying, “She’s just another guera (light person).”» —“Cultural...

smile

smile n. a line, graphed on a parabolic or bowl-shaped curve, that represents a risk or return relationship in investment markets. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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