grazier

[grey-zher]
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Origin of grazier

First recorded in 1225–75, grazier is from the Middle English word grasier. See graze1, -ier1
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grazier

noun
  1. a rancher or farmer who rears or fattens cattle or sheep on grazing land
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Word Origin and History for grazier
n.

late 13c. as a surname, agent noun from graze (v.1).

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