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pachuca

[puh-choo-kuh; Spanish pah-choo-kah] /pəˈtʃu kə; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑ/
noun, plural pachucas
[puh-choo-kuh z; Spanish pah-choo-kahs] /pəˈtʃu kəz; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos.
Origin of pachuca
< American Spanish, feminine of pachuco pachuco

Pachuca

[pah-choo-kah] /pɑˈtʃu kɑ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines.

Hidalgo

[hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-th ahl-gaw] /hɪˈdæl goʊ; Spanish iˈðɑl gɔ/
noun
1.
Juan
[hwahn] /ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA),
c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
2.
a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km).
Capital: Pachuca.
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  • Quietly, the knife still in his hand, pachuca slipped behind the building and continued his way toward the corral.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • In all, there are between eighty and a hundred of them grouped near together at pachuca.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • "We had better go back to pachuca for help," replied the guards.

  • Then, gossip says, they quarreled and pachuca went back to his people in the South.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • pachuca, with a shrug of his shoulders, put his hands in his pockets and strode to the window.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • I saw pachuca riding up so I grabbed my gun and beat it for the 91 door.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • pachuca, apparently resigned to his fate, began to hum melodiously.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • pachuca leaped to his feet and relieved the girl of the tray which he placed on the desk.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • pachuca, however, shrugged his shoulders and showed his teeth, as he rolled a cigarette.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • pachuca wanted to stand well with the new party if he stood with them at all.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
British Dictionary definitions for pachuca

Pachuca

/Spanish paˈtʃuka/
noun
1.
a city in central Mexico, capital of Hidalgo state, in the Sierra Madre Oriental: silver mines; university (1961). Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)

hidalgo

/hɪˈdælɡəʊ; Spanish iˈðalɣo/
noun (pl) -gos (-ɡəʊz; Spanish) (-ɣos)
1.
a member of the lower nobility in Spain
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo nobleman, from Latin filius son + of + aliquid something

Hidalgo

/hɪˈdælɡəʊ; Spanish iˈðalɣo/
noun
1.
a state of central Mexico: consists of a high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Oriental in the north and east; ancient remains of Teltec culture (at Tula); rich mineral resources. Capital: Pachuca. Pop: 2 231 392 (2000). Area: 20 987 sq km (8103 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for pachuca

hidalgo

n.

"Spanish nobleman of secondary rank," 1590s, from Spanish hidalgo, from Old Spanish fidalgo, shortened from filho de algo "son (Latin filus) of someone (Latin aliquis)," perhaps an imitation of Arabic ibn-nas "son of people," a complimentary title. For alteration of f- and h- in Spanish, see hacienda.

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