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comanchero

[ koh-man-chair-oh; Spanish kaw-mahn-che-raw ]

noun

, plural co·man·che·ros [koh-man-, chair, -ohz, kaw-mahn-, che, -, r, aws].
  1. an Indian trader in the U.S. Southwest, especially in the 19th century.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of comanchero1

From Colonial Spanish (Texas, New Mexico), equivalent to comanch(e) Comanche + -ero, from Latin -ārius -ary

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