Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Southwestern U.S. A ranch owner; a rancher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rancher or herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
  • n. The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
  • n. The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.

from The 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.

Etymologies

American Spanish, from rancho, small ranch; see ranch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish (Wiktionary)

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