[ moo-chah-choh ]
/ muˈtʃɑ tʃoʊ /
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Informal, Southwestern U.S. a boy or young man (often used as a form of address):So what are you waiting for, muchacho?
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Origin of muchacho
First recorded in 1590–1600; from Spanish, earlier mochacho, from moch(o) “cut off, cropped, clipped,” perhaps in reference to young people's haircuts (cf. mozzarella) + -acho, an augmentative and pejorative suffix (cf. -aceous)
Words nearby muchacho
Mubarak, muc-, mucedinous, much, muchacha, muchacho, Much Ado About Nothing, much as, much less, muchness, mucho
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How to use muchacho in a sentence
The place appeared deserted except for a sleepy muchacho, who staggered out from some palms, looking for the new guest's baggage.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore
The muchacho drew nearer, and with the torch over my shoulder I examined them.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
I shared her ecstacy, and could not forbear exclaiming: "O che hermoso Muchacho!"Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Luego, el muchacho mostr tales disposiciones que, como era natural, la muerte de su padre hered el cargo.Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
This escort, thinking to make his peace with a mere muchacho, gives to him a gold piece of twenty pesos.A Waif of the Plains|Bret Harte