- a cowboy, especially one in charge of saddle horses.
- a person who wrangles or disputes.
- (at Cambridge University, England) a person placed in the first class in the mathematics tripos.
Origin of wrangler
Examples from the Web for wrangler
Johnny worked as a wrangler at the Elkhorn dude ranch, but he lived only for the rodeo—until he met Sue.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
In 1845 he graduated as second wrangler, but won the Smith prize.Heroes of the Telegraph
But there was a something about Mr. Wrangler that he didn't fancy.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
It was too late now to make sure of Wadley or to silence the wrangler.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
"Oh, no, this kind of a wrangler isn't," laughed the foreman.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas
Frank Gee Patchin
The saddle horses in charge of the horse "wrangler" accompany the wagon.Ranching, Sport and Travel
- one who wrangles
- Western US and Canadian a herder; cowboy
- a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programmea snake wrangler
- British (at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler
Word Origin and History for wrangler
"person in charge of horses or cattle, herder," 1888, agent noun from wrangle (v.); as a proprietary name for a brand of jeans, copyrighted 1947, claiming use from 1929.