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n. (context Chicano slang English) Hispanic youth; guy; dude


Vätö is an island in the Norrtälje archipelago, situated about east of the town of Norrtälje. It has a roughly triangular shape, with a length of north to south and up to east to west.

The island has a permanent population of around 1,200 people who live in a number of small villages and individual homesteads. The largest of the villages is Harg, situated at Vätö's centre.

A bridge connects Vätö to the mainland. A 14th century church is situated near the bridge and is decorated with 15th century frescoes painted by an unknown artist.

Vätö's red granite, which is over 1.7 billion years old, is renowned as a building material. It was extensively quarried from the late 19th century to provide stone for a number of monuments, including the Stockholm Opera House and the Riksdag building. The last of the old quarries was shut down in the 1970s. Limited quarrying resumed in the 1980s in Vätö Stenhuggeri quarry, which was first opened in 1905 and can be visited by tourists. Another quarry, Vätöberg, has been designated as a national monument.

Vato (song)

"Vato" is the first single by Snoop Dogg from his album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. The song features B-Real and was produced by The Neptunes. The word "vato" is Chicano slang for "homie".

Usage examples of "vato".

Outside a bodega I saw a lowrider car, three vatos gathered around it as the driver worked his hydraulics to make the left side rock and roll.

The singing to the ceiling, the rafters are bursting in air to the shouts and yells of the vatos in the balconies who have come with bottles of Ripple, a handful of reds and a toke before they entered.

All the good, decent citizens are at home snorting cocaine and watching the LAPD storm troopers stomping on the civil liberties of the vatos and Crips.

But Raymond was actually a popular kid because his older brothers were bangers in Vatos Locos and Dad had been, too.

Yet here I was in the company of these vatos, wondering how I could get to the telephone number Dolan had given me.