You had a good run......
but there is a new mustache in town. No, not a Boston Cop or a Hipster or even a Cholo. This mustache belongs to my very own husband and if he's gonna rock it, I'm gonna love it. #oksortofahipster #retiredcholo*
I used to get super embarrassed when the love of my life would do things like this (i.e.grow an epic mustache that hides his gorgeous smile.) In fact, to be honest it still makes my cheeks a little red when the kids at church burst into laughter the moment they see this industrial broom adorning his face. But I realized that things like this (see above) show how wonderful he really is. He doesn't think twice about doing something as time consuming and eccentric as manicure marvelous whiskers just to make others smile and maybe even laugh. So, bring on the mustache jokes, quotes, look-alikes and puns. I've realized I can hate the facial hair but love the face:)
The U.S. context of the word Cholo/Chola originated in Los Angeles and can be [but definitely NOT in this case] a derogatory term meaning Chicanogangster or pandilleroor marero. They are born in the U.S. and favor Spanglish. They might refer to any Latino unlike them as pocho, or white-washed.
A hardcore cholo will wear the baggy look, bigtime tatoos, and a shaved head. The chola might have long permed black hair, dark lipstick and a teardrop tatooed under her eye, (and their toddler might have a shaved head and wear the garb unless abuelita steps in.)
This look is subject to change as gang-culture evolves. So what a cholo looked like in the times of Cheech and Chong is out-of-date, but still revered with some pride. There are even plastic figurines with this look sold in gumball machines all over the streets of L.A.
The word has a totally different context in South America, where it means indigenous peasant. But in the States, it has been appropriated and the context has evolved.
1) "My homeboy got shot up by some cholos from Norte." OR "I'm cruisin' the eastside with a couple cholos."
2) "Hey ese, check out that vato over there looking all cholo."