- a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos.
Origin of pachuca
- a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines.
- 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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Historical Examples of pachuca
In all, there are between eighty and a hundred of them grouped near together at Pachuca.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Pachuca leaped to his feet and relieved the girl of the tray which he placed on the desk.
Pachuca began to laugh; gently at first, then wholeheartedly.
Pachuca, with a shrug of his shoulders, put his hands in his pockets and strode to the window.
Pachuca had jumped to his feet and stood between her and the door.
- a city in central Mexico, capital of Hidalgo state, in the Sierra Madre Oriental: silver mines; university (1961). Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)
- a member of the lower nobility in Spain
Word Origin for hidalgo
- 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)
"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.