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comanchero

[koh-man-chair-oh; Spanish kaw-mahn-che-raw] /ˌkoʊ mænˈtʃɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ mɑnˈtʃɛ rɔ/
noun, plural comancheros
[koh-man-chair-ohz; Spanish kaw-mahn-che-raws] /ˌkoʊ mænˈtʃɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ mɑnˈtʃɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an Indian trader in the U.S. Southwest, especially in the 19th century.
Origin
< American Spanish (Texas, New Mexico), equivalent to comanch(e) Comanche + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary
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