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papaya

papaya  n.— «Papaya, tortilla and bicho, farewell.…In some Spanish-speaking countries, the words above are slang for the female sex organ, lesbian sex and the male sex organ, respectively.» —“Spanish-language broadcasters watch...

migra

migra n. the border patrol at the shared U.S. boundary with Mexico. Editorial Note: Used by Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants as la migra. The border patrol, originally part of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, is now...

pocho

pocho  n.— «His Spanish is admittedly a work in progress—or, as he calls it, “pocho,” referring to the hybrid Spanglish developed by second- and third-generation Hispanics.» —“Spanish-speaking politicians find...

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