comanchero

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

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.

Origin of comanchero

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