Definition of chola in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHōlə/


A Latin American woman or girl with Indian blood; a mestiza: [as modifier]: a couple of chola girls
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  • Chicheras were better off economically than most cholas and certainly than Indians, and their cultural connection to chicha gave them social advantages within the chola community.
  • Their move into the city could mean a move from an identity as an Indian to an identity as a chola, if they so chose.
  • Her most offensive transgression against the community, however, is her decision to date a non-cholo man, a decision that infuriates both her parents and the other cholas.


Mid 19th century: American Spanish (see cholo).

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Syllabification: cho·la

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