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ranchero

[ ran-chair-oh; Spanish rahn-che-raw ]
/ rænˈtʃɛər oʊ; Spanish rɑnˈtʃɛ rɔ /
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noun, plural ran·che·ros [ran-chair-ohz; Spanish rahn-che-raws]. /rænˈtʃɛər oʊz; Spanish rɑnˈtʃɛ rɔs/. (in Spanish America and the southwestern U.S.)

a rancher.

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Origin of ranchero

1820–30; <Spanish, equivalent to ranch(o) ranch + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary
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ranchero
/ (rɑːnˈtʃɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

Southwestern US another word for rancher

Word Origin for ranchero

C19: from American Spanish
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