Definition of Chopo
- It refers to any person or thing that is out of style, very bad class, menial, or ridiculously ugly.
- It is used to refer to those people whose way of speaking and behaving, as well as their tastes, denote a certain distance from what is traditionally accepted by city protocol.
- Museum located in Mexico City that is dedicated to Contemporary Art.
- Famous bazaar in Mexico City that is usually installed on Saturdays and offers various types of items.
- One of the Metrobús stations in Mexico City.
- Tree that is commonly known as Black Poplar.
- By extension, the name given to the wood of the Black Poplar tree.
- Colloquial name given to a rifle called CETME.
SYNONYMS FOR CHOPO
ANTONYMS FOR CHOPO
- In fashion
ORIGIN OF CHOPO
The term “poplar” is derived from the English word “shop”; entered the country during the 1916 North American Invasion of Santo Domingo, when the American soldiers adopted some “shopping boys “; boys who were sent to buy their things, thus converting them into “errand boys.” A definition in the Phraseological Dictionary of Dominican Spanish says that poplar or chopa is: “Person who performs errands, or household chores”.
It is the equivalent of the Mexican word “naco” or the Spanish “crappy”. Poplar also becomes a verb (“chopear”) and can be used on things, but not on animals.
CURIOSITIES OF CHOPO
- In Dominican jargon, poplar is a highly derogatory and highly insulting term.