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n. pl. bra·ce·ros
Any of the Mexican laborers in the mid-1900s who were permitted to enter the United States and work for a limited period of time, especially in agriculture.
[Spanish, laborer, from brazo, arm, from Latin brācchium, from Greek brakhīōn, upper arm; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -ros
a Mexican labourer working in the USA, esp one admitted into the country to relieve labour shortages during and immediately after World War II
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n., pl. -ros.
a Mexican laborer admitted legally into the U.S. for a short period to perform seasonal, usu. agricultural, labor.
[1915–20; < Sp: laborer, literally, one who swings his arms]
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|Noun||1.||bracero - a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II|
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