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wrangler

[rang-gler] /ˈræŋ glər/
noun
1.
a cowboy, especially one in charge of saddle horses.
2.
a person who wrangles or disputes.
3.
(at Cambridge University, England) a person placed in the first class in the mathematics tripos.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; wrangle + -er1; (def 1) orig. horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom, stable boy, with -erango suggesting wrangler
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British Dictionary definitions for wrangler

wrangler

/ˈræŋɡlə/
noun
1.
one who wrangles
2.
(Western US & Canadian) a herder; cowboy
3.
a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler
4.
(Brit) (at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler
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Word Origin and History for wrangler
n.

"person in charge of horses or cattle, herder," 1888, agent noun from wrangle (v.); as a proprietary name for a brand of jeans, copyrighted 1947, claiming use from 1929.

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