[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

From Spanish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calo

Contemporary Examples of calo

  • Calo hopes that our visceral response to drones will prompt a national conversation.

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    Why Drones Make Us Nervous

    Josh Dzieza

    May 17, 2013

Historical Examples of calo