comanchero

[ koh-man-chair-oh; Spanish kaw-mahn-che-raw ]
/ ˌkoʊ mænˈtʃɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ mɑnˈtʃɛ rɔ /

noun, plural co·man·che·ros [koh-man-chair-ohz; Spanish kaw-mahn-che-raws]. /ˌkoʊ mænˈtʃɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ mɑnˈtʃɛ rɔs/.

an Indian trader in the U.S. Southwest, especially in the 19th century.

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Origin of comanchero

<American Spanish (Texas, New Mexico), equivalent to comanch(e) Comanche + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary
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