mucho

adverb
mu·​cho | \ ˈmü-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce mucho (audio) \

Definition of mucho

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

mucho

adjective

Definition of mucho (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

First Known Use of mucho

Adverb

1870, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mucho

Adverb

borrowed from Spanish — more at mucho entry 2

Adjective

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.

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muchness

mucho

much to someone's regret

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“Mucho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucho. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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