a person or thing that milks.
a cow or other animal that gives milk.

Origin of milker

First recorded in 1490–1500; milk + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for milker

Historical Examples of milker

  • As Sarah Maria remained, it was necessary to secure a milker.

    The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives

    Elizabeth Strong Worthington

  • However, I'll take you on as milker if you like—it's about the only thing you haven't sampled.

    Back To Billabong

    Mary Grant Bruce

  • "Well, you're a cool one," gasped the milker, realizing the situation.

  • Tryphena is the eldest; she's twenty-five, and is cook and milker and helps with the washing.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell

  • The fogger and milker, on the other hand, are often exposed to the most violent tempests.

    Hodge and His Masters

    Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for milker



a cow, goat, etc, that yields milk, esp of a specified quality or amounta poor milker
a person who milks
another name for milking machine
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