rancho

rancho

[ran-choh, rahn-; Spanish rahn-chaw]
noun, plural ranchos [ran-chohz; Spanish rahn-chaws] .
1.
a ranch.
2.
a hut or collection of huts for herders, laborers, or travelers.

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

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