[ mil-ker ]

  1. a person or thing that milks.

  1. a cow or other animal that gives milk.

Origin of milker

First recorded in 1490–1500; milk + -er1

Words Nearby milker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use milker in a sentence

  • New milker with a calf still beside her—purty as a picture, the pair of 'em, and dirt cheap.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • An indifferent milker ought never to be tolerated in a herd, good ones are cheaper at double the price.

    Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
  • The usual mode of milking is to leave the calf sucking on one side, while the milker sits on the other, and gets his portion.

    Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The cow should not only be a good milker, but give milk suited to the line of dairying pursued.

    Hints on Dairying | T. D. Curtis
  • I wanted a good cow, a quiet milker, and a farmer named Ruffy offered to sell me one.

    The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale

British Dictionary definitions for milker


/ (ˈmɪlkə) /

  1. a cow, goat, etc, that yields milk, esp of a specified quality or amount: a poor milker

  2. a person who milks

  1. another name for milking machine

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