DICTIONARY OF PACHUCO SLANG

[LOWRIDER CULTURE]

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Place Published: San Jose
Publisher: Mex-I-Can-Ink Publishing
Date Published: [1978-79]
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2514

Description

Slim octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers (offset printed), stapled; [36]pp. Publisher's name and address rubber-stamped to verso of front and rear wrappers; a Fine copy.

Comments

"Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Lowrider magazine featured advertisements for not only el tacuche but the Dictionary of Pachuco Slang, which guaranteed to make its reader "the baddest vato en tu barrio [dude in your neighborhood]" (Ramirez, Catherine S. The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics, pp.94-96). The volume contains brief definitions for more than 600 idioms commonly used in Chicano street slang, no doubt created in an effort to popularize the lingo of the burgeoning lowrider culture amongst the gringos. Though uncredited, we suspect the dictionary was compiled by Miguel Delgadillo, a San Jose, California educator, writer, and publisher of Chicano identity books under the Mex-I-Can-Ink imprint. Not found in OCLC.


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