November 23, 2008

Word of the Week: Charro

Charro (or charrería) is a great word. It means lame, something of bad taste. Supposedly it comes from the Mexican "charro", one of those singers who gets all dressed up (and from a Puerto Rican perspective, very lame indeed)... which in turn supposedly comes from "charro" being a label for the people of Salamanca (in Spain). None of this being proven, but rather educated guesses.


molokioi said...

creo que viene del euskeraaa
que charro significa de mal gusto

Dina said...

Quite useful material, thanks so much for the post.