/koh'man chair"oh/; Sp. /kaw'mahn che"rddaw/, n., pl. comancheros /-chair"ohz/; Sp. /-che"rddaws/.
an Indian trader in the U.S. Southwest, esp. in the 19th century.
[ < AmerSp (Texas, New Mexico), equiv. to comanch(e) COMANCHE + -ero < L -arius -ARY]

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