Origin of rancheroAmerican Spanish
nounpl. ran·che·ros Southwestern US
Origin of rancheroAmerican Spanish from rancho small ranch ; see ranch .
(plural rancheros or rancheroes)
- (US, of Mexico) A rancher or herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
- (US, of Mexico) The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.