Meaning of latchico in English:

latchico

nounplural noun latchicos

informal, derogatory Irish
  • An uncouth or aggressive person, typically a man or boy, regarded as being of low social status.

    • ‘why do we give these latchicos any air time at all?’
    • ‘The whole thing took a toll on the father's health, fending off latchicos the son was in debt to.’
    • ‘I was thinking, "He's going to call this off. This will be abandoned because of a shower of latchicos."’
    • ‘He had to laugh at these well-paid latchicos as most of them know precious little about what they are talking about.’
    • ‘Sometimes, even when I hold out my hand for the conventional handshake, some latchico will twist it up into the silly one.’
    • ‘When asked if he had to go, Adams said that there was no point as he would simply be replaced by "some other latchico".’

Origin

1940s probably from Scottish latch ‘laziness, a lazy person’, from Old French laschier ‘to relax’.