bracero

bracero

[bruh-sair-oh, brah-; Spanish brah-se-raw]
noun, plural braceros [bruh-sair-ohz, brah-; Spanish brah-se-raws] .
a Mexican laborer admitted legally into the U.S. for a short period to perform seasonal, usually agricultural, labor.

Origin:
1915–20; < Spanish: laborer, literally, one who swings his arms. See brace, -ary

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bracero

noun
a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II 
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