ran·​che·​ro ran-ˈcher-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce ranchero (audio)
plural rancheros

Examples of ranchero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were Zoot suits, ranchero plaids and jeans, and track suits of the kind Dominican macho men wear around the city. Vogue Runway, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2024 The foundation of Todos Santos is the quintessential ranchero culture, as is the way across all of Baja. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2023 Except for a short period of pre-9/11 ranchero friendship between Presidents Vicente Fox and George W. Bush, both nations were distant neighbors caught in a love-hate relationship. Rodrigo Cervantes, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 The music is a rich, melodic and lovely blend of Mexican bolero and ranchero folk music, and three mariachi musician-singers are onstage for the entire 75-minute show. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2023 Then add layers of flavors and textures: radishes, fresh herbs, slices of avocado, fresh ranchero cheese from Aguascalientes. Jorge Valencia Mariano Fernandez, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 The Mexican artist Nodal has two nominations for best ranchero/mariachi album and best regional song. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Nodal is up for best ranchero/mariachi album and best regional song. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 17 Oct. 2023 The breakfast menu is a standout, with kolaches stuffed with goodies like brisket, egg and cheddar; ham and Swiss; ranchero egg and cheese; and spinach, egg and cheese. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, from rancho

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranchero was in 1825

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“Ranchero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranchero. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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ran·​che·​ro ran-ˈche(ə)r-ō How to pronounce ranchero (audio)
plural rancheros

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