It would be nice to feel—as he put it the other day—that he had “a breeder” among his grandchildren.
In its present condition, it is about as promising a subject for the breeder's care as were the ancestors of our horned cattle.
So you wish me to set up as a breeder of young horses, do you, Socrates?
Similar conditions are supposed to prevail in Nature, only that there is lacking the selecting hand of the breeder.
Get thee to a nunnery: Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?
The animals are then slaughtered when they have grown a half year's fleece, and the skins are reserved by the breeder.
Improvement is after all the keynote to the breeder's operations.
When a "breeder" Tulip develops markings of a different colour, it is said to "break" or "rectify."
Without the breeder there would be no selection, and without the selection no race.
The work is equally valuable to the farmer who keeps but few pigs, and to the breeder on an extensive scale.
1570s, "one who produces or originates," agent noun from breed (v.). Meaning "one who breeds cattle" or some other animal is recorded from 1530s. Of nuclear reactors, from 1948. As a scornful homosexual term for "heterosexual person," attested from 1986.
A heterosexual person; straight: the scornful term ''breeders,'' used by some urban gays about heterosexual couples with children (1980s+ Homosexuals)