muchacho

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish muchacho.

NounEdit

muchacho (plural muchachos)

  1. (slang) An informal term of address, especially to a young man; similar to man, chap, dude, etc.
    Hey there, my muchacho. How's it going?
    "So you're talking about a thermonuclear explosion and adiós, muchachos." – Paul Reiser as Carter Burke in Aliens (1986)

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish muchacho.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mu‧cha‧cho

NounEdit

muchacho

  1. (dated, derogatory) Alternative spelling of mutsatso

Coordinate termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

mucho +‎ -acho and/or macho +‎ -acho, Portuguese macaco. Synonyms: mocito, machito.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /muˈt͡ʃat͡ʃo/, [muˈt͡ʃa.t͡ʃo]

NounEdit

muchacho m (plural muchachos, feminine muchacha, feminine plural muchachas)

  1. boy, servant
    Synonyms: chaval, chico, chino, garzón, niño

Usage notesEdit

The noun muchacho is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

Derived termsEdit

(diminutive muchachillo or muchachito) (augmentative muchachón or muchachote)