mu·cho (mchō) Slang
Much or many: "[The movie has] strong language, sexuality and mucho hip-shaking" (Elvis Mitchell). "the contemporary game [baseball] of mucho home runs and mucho strikeouts" (George Vecsey).
To a great degree or extent: was mucho upset.
A large amount or extent: "How much are you willing to pay?" "Mucho."
[Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Latin multus; see mel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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