American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Southwestern U.S. A ranch owner; a rancher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mexico, a herdsman; a person employed on a rancho; specifically, one who has the oversight of a rancho, or the care of providing for its people; by extension, same as ranchman.
- n. US, Mexico A rancher or herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
- n. US, Mexico The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
- n. The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.
- Spanish (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from rancho, small ranch; see ranch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.”
“These are eggs and a mix of other stuff like potatoes, meat, beans, and whatever else sounds spicy smothered in a ton of the red chile sauce called ranchero sauce.”
“The festival offers not only typical Mexican cheeses, such as ranchero, panela and manchego, but locally produced versions of French and Middle Eastern cheeses.”
“Street spanish or 'ranchero' as some Mexicans described it.”
“On the record of the Legislature's proceedings, Gass is styled "ranchero" and Cutler "farmer.”
“He is rarely a pure Indian, who is most commonly a peon or labourer, and who can hardly be termed a "ranchero" in its proper sense.”
“The entertainment is great and varied: folk dancers, mariachis, or ranchero singers.”
“It is under cover, usually starts with a little something for the kids, may be folk dancers, mariachis, ranchero singers, even sometimes the Jalisco Philharmonic.”
“So camión might be a truck to a ranchero from Chiapas, but here it means an 18-wheel trailer, or any large vehicle like a dump truck that has more than four wheels.”
“The women just about fell on the floor laughing, she looked at me with almost tears in her eyes laughing and with a mischievous, sly grin in her eye, mimicked what I had said, huevos de ranchero eh?”
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