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  1. a person who digs ditches.
  2. a person who ditches.
  3. ditchdigger(def 3).
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Origin of ditcher

First recorded in 1350–1400, ditcher is from the Middle English word dicher. See ditch, -er1
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Examples from the Web for ditcher

Historical Examples

  • The ditcher's art is to remove the obstacles to a freer flow.

    Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884


  • There's been a ditcher in his family, and there may have been a duke.

  • It was because for the time you had been a hedger and ditcher.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

  • And word was sent far and near, to squire and farmer, hedger and ditcher.

    The Measure of a Man

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • He was, it seemed, a “hedger and ditcher,” and his leathern gauntlets and billhook lay beside him on the ale-house bench.

    The Brighton Road

    Charles G. Harper