chamuco - referring to a person. What does this mean?
I've been enjoying a novela on TV. It is set in Mexico. But in the story, one of the main chararters is referred to as a "chamuco" (sp?). It's obviously a derrogatory word (and I hope not profanity), but I cannot seem to find its meaning in any dictionary.
"Chamuco" refers to an evil person, a kind of evil spirited person, or the devil.
Just in case there is a spelling issue, the word "chamaco" is used in Mexico to refer to a boy. I believe it can also be used to refer to a boyfriend, at least in some cases.
I hope this helps.
Chamuco is someone too mischevious, usually a kid.
¡Juan, eres un chamucho (devil) ya rompiste un vidrio con la pelota!
John, you're too mischevious, you've already broken a glass window with the ball!