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