mu·​cha·​cho mü-ˈchä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce muchacho (audio)
plural muchachos
chiefly Southwestern US : a male servant
chiefly Southwestern US : 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, 20 Feb. 2018

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Word History


Spanish, probably from mocho cropped, shorn

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of muchacho was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Muchacho.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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