from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Mexican laborer permitted to enter the United States and work for a limited period of time, especially in agriculture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Mexican national working as an agricultural laborer in the United States from 1942-1964, or similarly a railroad worker from 1942-1945.
- adj. Of or pertaining to braceros, and especially the Bracero Program.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
Spanish, laborer, from brazo, arm, from Latin brācchium, from Greek brakhīōn, upper arm; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish bracero ‘laborer’. (Wiktionary)