a Mexican guest worker who had been permitted to enter the U.S. under a former government program
Origin of braceroSpanish from brazo, an arm from Classical Latin brachium: see brace
Any of the Mexican laborers in the mid-1900s who were permitted to enter the United States and work for a limited period of time, especially in agriculture.
Origin of braceroSpanish laborer from brazo arm from Latin brācchium from Greek brakhīōn upper arm ; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.
- A Mexican national working as an agricultural laborer in the United States from 1942-1964, or similarly a railroad worker from 1942-1945.
- Of or pertaining to braceros, and especially the Bracero Program.
From Spanish bracero ‘laborer’.