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rancho

[ran-choh, rahn-; Spanish rahn-chaw] /ˈræn tʃoʊ, ˈrɑn-; Spanish ˈrɑn tʃɔ/
noun, plural ranchos
[ran-chohz; Spanish rahn-chaws] /ˈræn tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈrɑn tʃɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a ranch.
2.
a hut or collection of huts for herders, laborers, or travelers.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; < American Spanish: small farm, camp (Spanish: camp) < Old Spanish rancharse to lodge, be billeted < Middle French (se) ranger to be arranged, be installed; see range
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British Dictionary definitions for ranchos

rancho

/ˈrɑːntʃəʊ/
noun (Southwestern US) (pl) -chos
1.
a hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers
2.
another word for ranch
Word Origin
C17: from Mexican Spanish: camp, from Old Spanish ranchar to be billeted, from Old French ranger to place
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