bracero

noun
bra·​ce·​ro | \ brä-ˈser-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce bracero (audio) , -ˈse-(ˌ)rō \
plural braceros

Definition of bracero

: a Mexican laborer admitted to the U.S. especially for seasonal contract labor in agriculture

Examples of bracero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2014, Ornelas invited the Silvas and nine other bracero families to a Stanford celebration. Nick Lozito, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Nov. 2021 Ornelas, also the grandson of a bracero, moved to Salinas as an undocumented immigrant at age 4. Nick Lozito, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Nov. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 The son of a bracero — a Mexican who was offered entry to the U.S. for agricultural work — Gomez got his first job repairing and shining Marines’ shoes next door to where his shop is today. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bracero

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bracero

Spanish, laborer, from brazo arm, from Latin bracchium

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“Bracero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bracero. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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