mocho

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Chamicuro[edit]

Noun[edit]

mocho

  1. navel

Portuguese[edit]

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Mocho (Athene noctua)

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from Spanish mocho, which could be from Latin mutilus. Also see Spanish mochuelo (little owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mocho m (plural mochos)

  1. owl, little owl

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mocho m (feminine singular mocha, masculine plural mochos, feminine plural mochas, comparable)

  1. (of a horned animal) lacking one of the horns

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • mocho” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably imitative, or possibly from Latin mutilus, cognate with Italian mozzo.

Adjective[edit]

mocho (feminine singular mocha, masculine plural mochos, feminine plural mochas)

  1. mutilated, incomplete
    Synonym: trunco
    Antonyms: completo, entero
  2. hornless (of an animal that ordinarily has horns)
    Synonym: descornado
    Antonym: astado
  3. (Mexico, slang) having a hypocritical and ostentatious faith
    Synonym: santurrón
  4. cut very short (of hair, a pencil, etc.)
  5. bald (with a shaved head)
Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mocho m (plural mochos)

  1. mop
    Synonym: fregona

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

mocho

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of mochar.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN