What is Dark-Haired in Spanish?

word of the week dark-haired in spanish morocho

Dark-haired in Spanish slang is «morocho/a» .

Morocho/a is the slang for “moreno/a”, which means “dark-skinned” or “dark-haired”. 


How frequently is this word used to say dark-haired in Spanish? 

Medium-high frequency word. Argentinians use this word more often than “moreno/a”. We say “soy morocho/a” if we have dark brown hair in Spanish.

How to say dark hair in Spanish?

We say cabello oscuro, renegrido, moreno or morocho.

Examples of this word in use:

  • “Mi abuelo es morocho, alto y delgado”.
  • “Mi tía es la morocha de allá”.
  • “Lucía está saliendo con el morocho”.
  • “Son todas morochas excepto Juana”. 
  • “Me gusta tu amiga la morocha”.
  • “¿Cómo se llama ese morocho?”.
  • “A vos te gustan más los morochos”.
  • “Yo quisiera ser morocha”.
  • “¡Qué linda esa morocha!”. 

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish:

The word “morocho/a” is used to talk about dark hair or skin. For example, “En verano estaba rubia, pero ahora volví a ser morocha”. There is a famous song about “una morocha color café”. Check it out here:

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