[ choh-luh ]

nounChiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. (especially among Mexican-Americans) a teenage girl who associates closely with a gang of cholos or is the girlfriend of a cholo.

Origin of chola

First recorded in 1850–55; from Mexican Spanish, feminine of cholo

Words that may be confused with chola

Words Nearby chola Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chola in a sentence

  • So it is not surprising that chola and Harry should meet in this way and be able to talk to each other.

    Our Little Hindu Cousin | Blanche McManus
  • "Perhaps we can buy some from the man; there he is now ploughing by the stream," said chola.

    Our Little Hindu Cousin | Blanche McManus