Papi chulo. Hey, papi, ven p’acá. That guy is such a papi. Ay, papi.
There’s so many uses for that word, but what does it mean? Is it a distinctive form of Latino manhood? Is it a stereotype emanated from our pop stars? Is it a good or a bad thing? What’s the difference between being a papi and a Latin lover? Or is it just a Latino twist on being a metrosexual? More importantly, if it is a cheesy attitude or style, can Latinos make fun of other Latinos?
Listen to José Manuel Simián and Marcelo Báez go down the hole of papihood hoping they make it out alive.