Translation of mecha in English:



  • 2 [Coc] piece of bacon/ham (used for larding or stuffing)
  • 3
    (mechas fpl)
    3.1 (en peluquería) highlights (pl) hacerse mechas to have highlights put in 3.2 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (pelo) ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! [colloquial/familiar], your hair's a bit of a mess! [colloquial/familiar] la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair ser tieso de mechas (CS) [familiar/colloquial] to be pigheaded [colloquial/familiar] ser tirado de las mechas (CS) [familiar/colloquial] to be ridiculous

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