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chomo (plural chomos)

  1. (prison slang) child molester
    • 2012, Conrad Black, A Matter of Principle, page 451:
      The child molesters (chomos, they are called) were a peculiar group. Some hobbled about with canes or walkers from the beatings they had received from some other prisoners because of their perceived moral degeneracy []
    • 2013, Landon Parham, First Night of Summer, page 300:
      Charlie shifted in his chair and inhaled the fresh, evening air. “See, child molesters—they call them chomos—have it the roughest in prison. Even the worst, most sadistic convicts have no respect for pedophiles. []

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