a person who owns or works on a ranch.

1830–40, Americanism; ranch + -er1

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rancher (ˈrɑːntʃə)
a person who owns, manages, or works on a ranch

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Cattle ranchers, loggers, and subsistence farmers migrated to the rain forest.
Loggers, fishermen and ranchers incorporated it in their jargon.
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