grazier

[grey-zher]

noun Chiefly British.

a person who grazes cattle for the market.

Nearby words

  1. graywacke,
  2. graywater,
  3. graywether,
  4. graz,
  5. graze,
  6. grazing,
  7. grazingly,
  8. grazioso,
  9. grb,
  10. gre

Origin of grazier

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

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British Dictionary definitions for grazier

grazier

noun

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

grazier

n.

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

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