noun, plural pa·chu·cas [puhchoo-kuh z; Spanish pah-choo-kahs] /pəˈtʃu kəz; Spanish pɑˈtʃu kɑs/.

  1. a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos.


  1. a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines.


  1. Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
  2. a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.


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

noun plural -gos (-ɡəʊz, Spanish -ɣos)

  1. a member of the lower nobility in Spain


  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)

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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