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[greyn-jer] /ˈgreɪn dʒər/
Northwestern U.S. a farmer.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Granger Movement.
Origin of granger
1125-75; Middle English gra(u)nger farm-bailiff < Anglo-French; Old French grangier. See grange, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • granger went on sorting out his papers, burning them or putting them aside.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Here it reversed or modified its own decision in the granger Cases.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • I believe that granger left the letter simply to satisfy her.

    The Desert and The Sown Mary Hallock Foote
  • After a thirty-minute delay at granger the Wildcat saw a train leave the yards.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Meanwhile a very different scene was being enacted in the granger Place Seminary.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • granger pursued his exhortation, convincing himself more and more.

    Some Short Stories Henry James
  • With people in Bet granger's class the time between the wooing and the wedding is seldom long.

    A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
  • The Democratic granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
Word Origin and History for granger

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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