One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who farms or works on a ranch, especially in the south-western US and Mexico.
- ‘Finally, despite the importance of cooperation between genders that rancheros practice, the higher status of the men can not be over-emphasized.’
- ‘When tired rancheros were welcomed back from the range with a big bowl of chili, the evening's entertainment was more likely a hoedown than a movie with the kids.’
- ‘Mobility and isolation, with the development of a strong patriarchal ideology and the importance of family autonomy and independence, have very much shaped gender relations among rancheros.’
- ‘Family and kin are very precious to all rancheros.’
- ‘But things went sour when the ranchero took up with another woman.’
- ‘But the parade and programs pay little homage to the actual history - the events give us a weeklong chance to dress in the outfits of Nashville cowboys and Mexican rancheros.’
- ‘At the same time, the rancheros entered with a leading role in the land lease market as the major source of demand.’
Spanish, from rancho (see ranch).
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