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mu·​cho ˈmü-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce mucho (audio)
: to a high degree : very
… a mucho funny riff on the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion" …Lisa Kennedy
… the lavish lifestyles … in which all seem to own fantastic hair and drive mucho-expensive automobiles.Al Alexander


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: a lot of : much
DeMann convinced Mottola to spend more than $200,000 on an elaborate stage production with mucho pulchritude (including a sexy belly dance by Shakira) and pyrotechnics.Marc Weingarten
Not surprisingly, there was mucho grumbling from sleazy ticket brokers.Kim Neely

Examples of mucho in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
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Word History



borrowed from Spanish — more at mucho entry 2


borrowed from Spanish, going back to Latin multus "many, much" — more at meliorate

Note: The acceptance of mucho as an English word has most likely profited from its resemblance to much entry 1, to which it is etymologically unrelated.

First Known Use


1870, in the meaning defined above


1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mucho was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Mucho.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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