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rancho

[ ran-choh, rahn-; Spanish rahn-chaw ]
/ ˈræn tʃoʊ, ˈrɑn-; Spanish ˈrɑn tʃɔ /
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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.
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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
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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
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