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granger

[greyn-jer]
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noun
  1. Northwestern U.S. a farmer.
  2. (initial capital letter) a member of the Granger Movement.
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Origin of granger

1125–75; Middle English gra(u)nger farm-bailiff < Anglo-French; Old French grangier. See grange, -er2
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  • The Democratic Granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • Granger from his place beside the red-hot stove said nothing, but bowed his head.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Granger watched him go out, and was glad of relief from his presence.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Granger, you must save me, if not for the sake of what I am, then because of what I once was to you in our London days.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Granger started; the question was spoken so fiercely, and was so searching and direct.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson


Word Origin and History for granger

n.

"farm steward, man in charge of a grange," late 12c., also as a surname, from Old French grangier, from grange (see grange).

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