[kat-l-muh n, -man]

noun, plural cat·tle·men [kat-l-muh n, -men] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a person who tends or breeds cattle.
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 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cattleman

Historical Examples of cattleman

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

  • 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

a person who breeds, rears, or tends cattle
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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