pachuca

[puh-choo-kuh; Spanish pah-choo-kah]
noun, plural pa·chu·cas [puh-choo-kuh z; Spanish pah-choo-kahs] /pəˈtʃu kəz; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑs/.
  1. a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos.

Origin of pachuca

< American Spanish, feminine of pachuco pachuco

Pachuca

[pah-choo-kah]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines.

Hidalgo

[hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-th ahl-gaw]
noun
  1. Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
  2. a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.
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Examples from the Web for pachuca

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.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • Pachuca began to laugh; gently at first, then wholeheartedly.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • Pachuca, with a shrug of his shoulders, put his hands in his pockets and strode to the window.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • Pachuca had jumped to his feet and stood between her and the door.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall


British Dictionary definitions for pachuca

Pachuca

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

hidalgo

noun plural -gos (-ɡəʊz, Spanish -ɣos)
  1. 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

Hidalgo

noun
  1. 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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