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[dich-er] /ˈdɪtʃ ər/
a person who digs ditches.
a person who ditches.
ditchdigger (def 3).
Origin of ditcher
First recorded in 1350-1400, ditcher is from the Middle English word dicher. See ditch, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If one's years can't be better employed than in sweating poesy, a man had better be a ditcher.

  • There's been a ditcher in his family, and there may have been a duke.

  • But this restless Proteus masqueraded through a score of other characters—as seedsman, harvester, hedger and ditcher, etc.

  • And word was sent far and near, to squire and farmer, hedger and ditcher.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Slowly the hedger and ditcher goes back to his work, where in the shade under the bushes even now the dew lingers.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • The necessary occupation of a ditcher prepares him to work in the trenches, and to fortify a camp, as well as to inclose a field.

  • The chief ditcher had by the day seven pence, the second ditcher six pence, the other ditchers five pence.

  • Consider the silent influence which flowers exert, no less upon the ditcher in the meadow than the lady in the bower.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • He was, it seemed, a “hedger and ditcher,” and his leathern gauntlets and billhook lay beside him on the ale-house bench.

    The Brighton Road Charles G. Harper
  • The hedger and ditcher must make his hedge and clean his ditch even though he be tormented by rheumatism.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope

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