Gang Slang Lexicon



The following list is consisted Mexican slang words used by modern Mexican youth. As with every language, Mexican Spanish evolves on a daily basis. The members of the Mexican Mafia hold much influence over this language evolution.

Aventón
ride, lift
Canija
little devil, rascal
Chaparrito
shorty; short
Frajo
cigarette
La Migra

Immigration department, immigration officer

Mamon
Butt kisser, sucker, dope, jerk, uncool personpolice

Mitotero
gossip

Refri
Fridge

Reventón
party

Vibra
vibe


Bibliography
"Mexican Mafia." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Web. 19 Nov. 2009.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Mafia.
Walker, Robert. "History of the Mexican Mafia Prison Gang." Gangs Or Us. Robert Walker, Web. 19 Nov. 2009.
http://www.gangsorus.com/mexican_mafia_prison_gang.htm.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chicano_Cal%C3%B3_words_and_expressions.
"Mexican Mafia- Sureno." Know Gangs. Web. 19 Nov. 2009.
<http://www.knowgangs.com/gang_resources/profiles/surenos/>.
All images were acquired through google images.


By: Rachelle Cochran