pachuca

[ puh-choo-kuh; Spanish pah-choo-kah ]
/ pəˈtʃu kə; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑ /
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noun, plural pa·chu·cas [puh-choo-kuh z; Spanish pah-choo-kahs] /pəˈtʃu kəz; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑs/.

a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos.

Origin of pachuca

< American Spanish, feminine of pachuco pachuco

Definition for pachuca (2 of 3)

Pachuca

[ pah-choo-kah ]
/ pɑˈtʃu kɑ /

noun

a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines.

Definition for pachuca (3 of 3)

Hidalgo

[ hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-th ahl-gaw ]
/ hɪˈdæl goʊ; Spanish iˈðɑl gɔ /

noun

Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.
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British Dictionary definitions for pachuca (1 of 3)

Pachuca

/ (Spanish paˈtʃuka) /

noun

a city in central Mexico, capital of Hidalgo state, in the Sierra Madre Oriental: silver mines; university (1961). Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for pachuca (2 of 3)

hidalgo

/ (hɪˈdælɡəʊ, Spanish iˈðalɣo) /

noun plural -gos (-ɡəʊz, Spanish -ɣos)

a member of the lower nobility in Spain

Word Origin for hidalgo

C16: from Spanish, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo nobleman, from Latin filius son + of + aliquid something

British Dictionary definitions for pachuca (3 of 3)

Hidalgo

/ (hɪˈdælɡəʊ, Spanish iˈðalɣo) /

noun

a state of central Mexico: consists of a high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Oriental in the north and east; ancient remains of Teltec culture (at Tula); rich mineral resources. Capital: Pachuca. Pop: 2 231 392 (2000). Area: 20 987 sq km (8103 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for pachuca

hidalgo


n.

"Spanish nobleman of secondary rank," 1590s, from Spanish hidalgo, from Old Spanish fidalgo, shortened from filho de algo "son (Latin filus) of someone (Latin aliquis)," perhaps an imitation of Arabic ibn-nas "son of people," a complimentary title. For alteration of f- and h- in Spanish, see hacienda.

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