Bracero meaning

brə-sârō
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A Mexican laborer permitted to enter the United States and work for a limited period of time, especially in agriculture.
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A Mexican guest worker who had been permitted to enter the U.S. under a former government program.
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A Mexican national working as an agricultural laborer in the United States from 1942-1964, or similarly a railroad worker from 1942-1945.
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Of or pertaining to braceros, and especially the Bracero Program.
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Origin of bracero

  • Spanish laborer from brazo arm from Latin brācchium from Greek brakhīōn upper arm mregh-u- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish bracero ‘laborer’.

    From Wiktionary