mocho
mocho(
moh
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choh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not sharp)
a. blunt
El pequeño no se hizo daño con el cuchillo porque estaba mocho.The child didn't hurt himself with the knife because it was blunt.
2. (with shortened horns)
a. polled
En la corrida, los aficionados se indignaron cuando vieron que el toro tenía mochos los pitones.At the bullfight, the fans were indignant when they saw that the bull had polled horns.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nací con el pie mocho y si camino mucho me empieza a doler.I was born with a stunted foot and it starts to hurt if I walk a lot.
Juan es mocho pero se apaña muy bien para hacer vida normal a pesar de su discapacidad.Juan only has one arm but he manages day-to-day life very well despite his disabaility.
4. (pruned)
a. pollarded
Al otro lado del río había una fila de sauces mochos.On the other side of the river was a line of pollarded willows.
b. lopped
El paseo estaba flanqueado por árboles mochos que no arrojaban ninguna sombra.The avenue was flanked with lopped trees which offered no shade.
5. (sanctimonious)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sanctimonious
Ana se casó con un hombre mocho con el que se aburría muchísimo.Ana got married to a sanctimonious man who she was bored to death with.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(with very short hair)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Salí de la peluquería con la cabeza mocha, que no es lo que quería.I left the hairdresser's with a really short cut, which wasn't what I wanted.
¿Quién te cortó el pelo? ¡Te dejaron mocho!Who cut your hair? They scalped you!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
7. (unpointed part)
a. butt
Me golpeó la cara con el mocho de su pistola.He hit me in the face with the butt of his gun.
b. blunt end
La vecina golpeó el techo con el mocho de la escoba como señal de que hacíamos mucho ruido.My neighbor banged the ceiling with the blunt end of the broom to tell us we were making too much noise.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(old horse) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. nag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Deshazte de ese mocho porque ningún jinete querrá comprarlo.Get rid of that nag; no rider is going to want to buy it.
9. (cleaning utensil)
a. mop
Empapé el mocho de agua enjabonada y limpié el suelo con él.I soaked the mop in soapy water and cleaned the floor with it.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
10. (over-pious person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. goody-goody
Miguel es un mocho por quedarse en casa leyendo en vez de salir a tomar con nosotros.Miguel is a goody-goody for staying at home reading instead of going out drinking with us.
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mocho
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extremo, punta)
a. blunt
2. (árbol)
a. lopped
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (fregona)
a. mop
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mochoa mocha
adjective
1 (desafilado) blunt; short
2 [+árbol] lopped; pollarded; [+vaca] hornless; polled; [+torre] flat-topped; [+muñón] stubby
3 (mutilado) mutilated; (Caribe) (manco) one-armed
4 (And) (grande) big; huge
5 (México) (reaccionario) reactionary; (beato) sanctimonious
1 (Centroamérica) (huérfano) orphan
2 (México) (reaccionario) reactionary; (beato) sanctimonious person
1 [de utensilio] blunt end; thick end; [de cigarrillo] butt
2 (carga)
3 (And) (Caribe) (caballo) nag
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