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[greyn-jer] /ˈgreɪn dʒər/
Northwestern U.S. a farmer.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Granger Movement.
Origin of granger
1125-75; Middle English gra(u)nger farm-bailiff < Anglo-French; Old French grangier. See grange, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • granger went on sorting out his papers, burning them or putting them aside.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • The Democratic granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • I believe that granger left the letter simply to satisfy her.

    The Desert and The Sown Mary Hallock Foote
  • granger from his place beside the red-hot stove said nothing, but bowed his head.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Meanwhile a very different scene was being enacted in the granger Place Seminary.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • granger started; the question was spoken so fiercely, and was so searching and direct.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • With people in Bet granger's class the time between the wooing and the wedding is seldom long.

    A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
  • Then he heard the voice of Strangeways calling, "granger, granger."

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
Word Origin and History for granger

"farm steward, man in charge of a grange," late 12c., also as a surname, from Old French grangier, from grange (see grange).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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