muchacho

noun
mu·​cha·​cho | \ mü-ˈchä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce muchacho (audio) \
plural muchachos

Definition of muchacho

1 chiefly Southwest : a male servant
2 chiefly Southwest : a young man

Examples of muchacho in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, there Sartre was incredibly important, because Sartre had some ideas about literature that fit perfectly with a muchacho in an underdeveloped country. Marcela Valdes, New York Times, "The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of muchacho

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for muchacho

Spanish, probably from mocho cropped, shorn

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“Muchacho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muchacho. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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