pinche

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See also: pinché and pinchë

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pinchar. The semantic evolution is unclear.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpint͡ʃe/, [ˈpĩnʲ.t͡ʃe]

Adjective[edit]

pinche (plural pinches)

  1. (Mexico, vulgar) damned, goddamned
    Synonym: maldito
  2. (Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, also by a minority in El Salvador) stingy, cheap
    Synonym: tacaño

Noun[edit]

pinche m (plural pinches)

  1. (Mexico, Spain) a kitchen servant
  2. (Chile, Puerto Rico) hairpin (fastener for the hair)

Verb[edit]

pinche

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of pinchar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of pinchar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of pinchar.

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