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[ran-cher] /ˈræn tʃər/
a person who owns or works on a ranch.
Origin of rancher
1830-40, Americanism; ranch + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rancher
  • Onshore, these are often plowed into a rancher or farmers field for fertilizer.
  • And any rancher knows how damaging cattle are to land.
  • Where a rancher sees rangeland for livestock, the environmentalist may see ravaged nature in need of preservation.
  • Those are the two nastiest words you can say to any rancher.
  • The rancher left him a truck, and one night he drove the snowy road to town.
  • Yet it is the rancher who monitors land and wildlife conditions that would otherwise be neglected by short-staffed agencies.
  • To be a good rancher of citizens, you must look after your livestock.
  • No cattle rancher takes off more animals from his herd than the reproduction rate allows.
  • The next day the rancher finds the remains and the telltale tracks of a jaguar.
  • We failed miserably and so the rancher began to butcher the cow then and there on the roadside.
British Dictionary definitions for rancher


a person who owns, manages, or works on a ranch
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Word Origin and History for rancher

1836, "owner of a ranch;" see ranch (n.). Meaning "modern single-story house" attested from 1964.

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