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Caló

[ kuh-loh; Spanish kah-law ]
/ kəˈloʊ; Spanish kɑˈlɔ /
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noun

a variety of Spanish influenced by Mexican underworld argot with a large admixture of English words, spoken especially by Mexican Americans in cities of the southwestern United States.
a language spoken by the Spanish and Portuguese Roma.

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Origin of Caló

First recorded in 1840–45 for def. 2, and in 1945–50 for def. 1; from Spanish, from Romani
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