[ kat-l-muhn, -man ]
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noun,plural cat·tle·men [kat-l-muhn, -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.

Origin of cattleman

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; cattle + man

Words Nearby cattleman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cattleman in a sentence

  • The cattleman had left him with a distinct feeling that every word spoken had been meant.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
  • Snarling with baffled rage and desire, Moran whirled to meet the cattleman.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
  • The cattleman's face fell as he caught the drift of this complication.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
  • The cattleman affected a cheerfulness which he did not feel.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
  • The cattleman swore roundly; and likewise declared that he'd spend the price of a new car getting the old one back.

    Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews

British Dictionary definitions for cattleman


/ (ˈkætəlmən) /

nounplural -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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