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[kat-l-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural cat·tle·men [kat-l-muh n, -men] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a person who tends or breeds cattle.
  2. a rancher who raises cattle on a large scale; the owner of a cattle ranch.
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Origin of cattleman

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; cattle + man1
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Related Words for cattleman

rancher, herder, herdsman, breeder, farmer, bronco, cowboy, wrangler, vaquero, cowherd, gaucho, goatherd, sheepherder, buckaroo, cowpuncher, cowhand, cattleman, shepherd, grazier, drover

Examples from the Web for cattleman

Historical Examples of cattleman

  • In this capacity I was alternately farmer, rancher, cattleman.

    A Breath of Prairie and other stories

    Will Lillibridge

  • He was a cattleman and they hated the sheepmen, you know, and used to fight them.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • I don't care about the cattleman, but Gallagher and Alderson were my shipmates.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Her dilated eyes were fixed on something behind the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • But he had seen the sentiment of the country when his brother had wounded the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for cattleman


noun plural -men
  1. a person who breeds, rears, or tends cattle
  2. mainly US and Canadian a person who owns or rears cattle on a large scale, usually for beef, esp the owner of a cattle ranch
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