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granger

[greyn-jer]
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noun
  1. Northwestern U.S. a farmer.
  2. (initial capital letter) a member of the Granger Movement.
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Origin of granger

1125–75; Middle English gra(u)nger farm-bailiff < Anglo-French; Old French grangier. See grange, -er2
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Related Words for granger

herdsman, herder, breeder, shepherd, cowboy, wrangler, vaquero, grazier, drover, cowpoke, cattleman, granger, stockman, gaucho, ranchero, ranchman

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Contemporary Examples of granger

Historical Examples of granger

  • The Democratic Granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • Granger started; the question was spoken so fiercely, and was so searching and direct.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Then he heard the voice of Strangeways calling, "Granger, Granger."

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Granger watched him go out, and was glad of relief from his presence.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Granger watched him, and wondered what might be the secret which he was hesitating to impart.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson


Word Origin and History for granger

n.

"farm steward, man in charge of a grange," late 12c., also as a surname, from Old French grangier, from grange (see grange).

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