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See also: pinché and pinchë



  • IPA(key): /ˈpint͡ʃe/ [ˈpĩnʲ.t͡ʃe]
  • Rhymes: -intʃe
  • Syllabification: pin‧che

Etymology 1[edit]

Deverbal from pinchar. The semantic evolution is unclear.


pinche m or f (masculine and feminine plural pinches)

  1. (Mexico, vulgar) fucking, goddamned
    Synonyms: maldito, puto
    • 2017, Prem Dayal, Autobiografía de un pinche güey:
      Y luego, cuando estos hijos que tanto querías vienen a este pinche mundo, te comienzas a quejar de cómo son, los tratas mal, los adiestras como animales de circo []
      And then, when those children that you wanted so much come to this fucking world, you start complaining about how they are, you treat them wrong, you train them like circus animals []
  2. (Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, also by a minority in El Salvador) stingy, cheap
    Synonym: tacaño


pinche m or f by sense (plural pinches)

  1. (Mexico, Spain) a kitchen servant


pinche m (plural pinches)

  1. (Chile, Puerto Rico) hairpin (fastener for the hair)

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. inflection of pinchar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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