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rancher

[ran-cher] /ˈræn tʃər/
noun
1.
a person who owns or works on a ranch.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; ranch + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for ranchers

rancher

/ˈrɑːntʃə/
noun
1.
a person who owns, manages, or works on a ranch
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Word Origin and History for ranchers

rancher

n.

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

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