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

Usage examples (31)
  • ...he helped his dad work the fields as a young boy, and consequently did not receive any formal schooling; he worked as a bracero for six years...
  • (bracero from the Spanish word brazo for arm, meaning strong-armed worker).
  • Many FIOB members are farm workers, and some remember the abuses of the old "bracero" program.
  • "bracero" program that seeks to bring thousands of foreign workers into the United States to provide temporary farm labor. for more
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