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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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  • The Democratic granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • granger started; the question was spoken so fiercely, and was so searching and direct.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • Then he heard the voice of Strangeways calling, "granger, granger."

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • granger watched him go out, and was glad of relief from his presence.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • granger watched him, and wondered what might be the secret which he was hesitating to impart.

    Murder Point

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

    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
  • When granger could make his voice heard, "You don't mean that she was Mordaunt?"

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
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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