Rancho definition

rănchō
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A hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers.
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A ranch.
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A hut or group of huts for ranch workers.
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(US, regional) A simple hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm workers may lodge at night.
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(US, regional) A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rancho
Plural:
ranchoes

Origin of rancho

  • American Spanish small ranch ranch

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

  • Spanish, properly, a mess, mess room. Compare ranch.

    From Wiktionary