Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ranch owner; a rancher.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, Mexico A rancher or herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
  • noun US, Mexico The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, from rancho, small ranch; see ranch.]

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Spanish

Examples

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.

    The Daily News - News

  • 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.

    Eggs « First 50 Words – Writing Prompts

  • The festival offers not only typical Mexican cheeses, such as ranchero, panela and manchego, but locally produced versions of French and Middle Eastern cheeses.

    Making merry in May: Mexico's National Cheese and Wine Festival

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