Chicano(redirected from Mechicano)
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Chicanoa person of Mexican origin or descent living in the US. Once a pejorative term, Chicano was adopted in the 1960s to give the (then) 8-10 million Mexican Americans an identity and political focus. ‘Chicanismo’ became a description of the movement to restore Mexican dignity culture and power.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000