masculine noun
1. (colloquial) (animal) 
a. mongrel 
No recuerdo la raza, pero era un chucho enorme con mucho pelo.I can't remember the breed, but it was a huge and hairy mongrel.
b. mutt (colloquial) 
Había un chucho en la calle amamantando a sus cachorros.There was a mutt in the street nursing her puppies.
2. (shudder) (River Plate) 
a. shiver 
Cerré la ventana porque hacía frío y me daban chuchos continuamente.I closed the window because it was cold and gave me constant shivers.
3. (prison) (Southern Cone) 
a. jail 
El ladrón acabó en el chucho porque no era su primer delito.The theft ended up in jail because it wasn't his first crime.
4. (colloquial) (tightfisted) (Central America) 
a. stingy 
Si fuera chucha, no te habría comprado un regalo tan caro.If I was stingy, I wouldn't have bought such an expensive present for you.
b. mean 
Mi hermano chucho nunca da limosna a la gente sin hogar.My mean brother never gives charity to the homeless.
1. (perro) 
a. mutt, dog 
2. (susto) (River Plate) 
a. fright 
un chucho de fríoa shiver
1 (Centroamérica) (tacaño) mean; stingy (familiar)
2 (And) [+fruta] soft; watery; [+persona] wrinkled
3 (México) (chismoso) gossipy
1 (perro callejero) mongrel
¡chucho! down boy!
2 (pastel) custard-filled doughnut
3 (novio) sweetheart
4 (Caribe) (Ferro) switch
5 (Caribe) (látigo) rawhide whip
6 (S. Cone) (cárcel) jail
7 (Latinoamérica) (escalofrío) shakes
; (p)
; (p)
(fiebre) fever
entrarle a algn el chucho to get the jitters (familiar)
8 (Centroamérica) (persona ostentosa) spiv (familiar)
9 (Latinoamérica) (canuto) joint (familiar); reefer (familiar)
10 (And) (Centroamérica) (México) (Culin) tamale
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