Dictionary.com

rancho

[ ran-choh, rahn-; Spanish rahn-chaw ]
/ ˈræn tʃoʊ, ˈrɑn-; Spanish ˈrɑn tʃɔ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural ran·chos [ran-chohz; Spanish rahn-chaws]. /ˈræn tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈrɑn tʃɔs/.
a ranch.
a hut or collection of huts for herders, laborers, or travelers.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of rancho

An Americanism first recorded in 1800–10; from Latin American Spanish: “small farm, camp” (Spanish: “camp”), from Old Spanish rancharse “to lodge, be billeted,” from Middle French (se) ranger “to be arranged, be installed”; see range
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rancho in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rancho

rancho
/ (ˈrɑːntʃəʊ) /

noun plural -chos Southwestern US
a hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers
another word for ranch

Word Origin for rancho

C17: from Mexican Spanish: camp, from Old Spanish ranchar to be billeted, from Old French ranger to place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK