[kuh-loh; Spanish kah-law]
- a variety of Spanish influenced by Mexican underworld argot with a large admixture of English words, spoken especially by young Mexican-Americans in cities of the southwestern U.S.
- (often initial capital letter) a language spoken by Spanish Gypsies.
Origin of caló
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Examples from the Web for calo
Calo hopes that our visceral response to drones will prompt a national conversation.Why Drones Make Us Nervous
May 17, 2013
Jentham, he come 'ere to patter the calo jib and drink with us.The Bishop's Secret
Calo he spoke in such a manner as to astonish the Spanish gipsies.Letters to an Unknown
That is Jaraicejo,” said Antonio; “a bad place it is and a bad place it has ever been for the Calo people.The Bible in Spain
For there be two manner of angels, a good and an evil, as the Greeks say, Cacho and Calo.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
Calo John was slain in his tent by night, and the deed was piously ascribed to the lance of St. Demetrius.The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe
B. Granville Baker