Definition of bracero
: a Mexican laborer admitted to the U.S. especially for seasonal contract labor in agriculture
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A program like the old bracero program that would allow seasonal workers to come across, work in agriculture and construction and then return home.
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Origin and Etymology of bracero
Spanish, laborer, from brazo arm, from Latin bracchium
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
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