[Sp. chulo, pimp; note Ana María Eccles, ‘Spanish Ethnic Labels: Chulo’ (2001): “Estas o vas muy chulo” means smartly dressed (in a lower class fashion). “Eres un chulo” means a boasting, somehow despicable person. “Es un chulo” means “pimp”. “Una chulada” means exaggerated, or false bravado. I always think of a “chulo madrileno” as a fellow with tight pants, a scarf around the neck and a visor type beret, dancing, clinging tightly to his partner’]
[1990s+] (US) a Mexican-American teenage gangster.