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Definition of "ranchero" [‖Ran•che•ro]

  • Southwestern U.S. A ranch owner; a rancher. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ranchero" in a sentence
  • "A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular."
  • "These are eggs and a mix of other stuff like potatoes, meat, beans, and whatever else sounds spicy smothered in a ton of the red chile sauce called ranchero sauce."
  • "The festival offers not only typical Mexican cheeses, such as ranchero, panela and manchego, but locally produced versions of French and Middle Eastern cheeses."