[ran-chair-oh; Spanish rahn-che-raw]
- a rancher.
Origin of ranchero
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Examples from the Web for ranchero
Instead I ended my journey via motorcycle, traveling from one hacienda and ranchero to the next while sampling the local flavor.Best Mexican Food in New York City: The Daily Beast Takes a Tour
May 4, 2012
The ranchero leads a free, easy life, burthened with few cares.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
“Put your hands above your head,” commanded the Ranchero, sternly.
While the Ranchero was looking at Frank, the latter was narrowly watching the Ranchero.
He was wondering who had got the worst of the encounter—he or the Ranchero.
The ranchero went to open the door, which the newcomer threatened to break in.The Trail-Hunter
- Southwestern US another word for rancher
C19: from American Spanish
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Word Origin and History for ranchero
"one employed on a ranch," 1826, from American Spanish ranchero, from rancho (see ranch (n.)).
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