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

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The bumpy ride, the ranchero music of a guitar player and the frequent stops — none of this disturbed the little sleeper. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019 On May 21st peasants in house dresses and ranchero hats picketed the halls of congress to protest against an attempt by Arena and the FMLN to pass a new amnesty law. The Economist, "El Salvador stops honouring the leader of the El Mozote massacre," 8 June 2019 Their Alexa device plays ranchero music instead of Lev’s Cardi B tracks. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "What are we doing here? Gentrification issues and real scares in 'The Displaced'," 7 June 2018 El Piquin offers chicken, beef or shrimp fajitas, or try the fish fillet ranchero or fish tacos. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Tortas, huaraches and green sauce at a little cafe in Grapevine | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 El Tejas' breakfast menu offers a T-bone and eggs, shown with ranchero and verde sauces. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "A gourmet corny dog? Find it in Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 May 2018 At Mohegan Sun, SolToro offers a mixed grill platter on Father's Day, featuring NY strip with cheddar and chipotle mashed potatoes, blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa and grilled chicken with rancheros beans and a mole sauce for $25. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Father's Day Dining Specials In Connecticut," 5 June 2018 Pop/ranchero star Alejandro Fernandez will team up with norteño icons Los Tigres del Norte to tour the U.S. beginning on August 23. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Alejandro Fernandez & Los Tigres del Norte to Tour Together," 1 June 2018 Menu highlights include a chilled shellfish platter of Kumamoto oysters, king crab and Maine lobster ($10 supplement) and Snake River Farms skirt steak and eggs with crunchy warm tortillas and ranchero sauce. Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, "Where to take mom for Mother's Day brunch," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of ranchero

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ranchero

Mexican Spanish, from rancho

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