- a person who grazes cattle for the market.
Origin of grazier
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Examples from the Web for grazier
Here the grazier takes them over and drives them out to pasture.
The interests of the grazier and agriculturalist were at variance.
He was accompanied by the grazier, who chanced to be journeying in the same direction.The Boy Slaves
A very small stock for a vee-boor, or South African grazier.The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
But it was not true: Forster's father was a large "grazier" or dealer in cattle.John Forster
Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
- a rancher or farmer who rears or fattens cattle or sheep on grazing land
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Word Origin and History for grazier
late 13c. as a surname, agent noun from graze (v.1).
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