Dictionary of Pachuco Slang. Anonymous.

Dictionary of Pachuco Slang.

[San Jose: Mex-I-Can-Ink Publishing, n.d. ca. 1979].

Item #SKB-17024

Pamphlet. First edition. Slang terms from the Pachuco counterculure movement that originated among the Chicano and Mexican-American community in El Paso in the late '30s and eventually migrated to LA. A group associated with jazz and swing music, zoot suits, dancing, tattoos, and street gangs. They drew from various dialects and often created new words that were intentionally unintelligible to the older generation. According to ads in LowRider magazine this dictionary would make the reader "the baddest vato en tu barrio (dude in your neighborhood)." Luis Valdez's 1978 play Zoot Suit caused a resurgence of interest in Pachuco culture. Tiny light spot and touch of soiling to back cover, else fine. Scarce.

Price: $200.00

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