Definitions for bracerobrɑˈsɛər oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bra•ce•robrɑˈsɛər oʊ(n.)(pl.)-ros.

  1. a Mexican laborer admitted legally into the U.S. for a short period to perform seasonal, usu. agricultural, labor.

Origin of bracero:

1915–20; < Sp: laborer, lit., one who swings his arms

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bracero(noun)

    a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II


  1. bracero(Noun)

    A Mexican national working as an agricultural laborer in the United States from 1942-1964, or similarly a railroad worker from 1942-1945.

  2. bracero(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to braceros, and especially the Bracero Program.

  3. Origin: From Spanish bracero ‘laborer’.


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