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ranchero

[ran-chair-oh; Spanish rahn-che-raw] /rænˈtʃɛər oʊ; Spanish rɑnˈtʃɛ rɔ/
noun, plural rancheros
[ran-chair-ohz; Spanish rahn-che-raws] /rænˈtʃɛər oʊz; Spanish rɑnˈtʃɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
(in Spanish America and the southwestern U.S.)
1.
a rancher.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Spanish, equivalent to ranch(o) ranch + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary
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ranchero

/rɑːnˈtʃɛərəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
(Southwestern US) another word for rancher
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish
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Word Origin and History for ranch-eros

ranchero

n.

"one employed on a ranch," 1826, from American Spanish ranchero, from rancho (see ranch (n.)).

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