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  1. Australian a grazier or land-holder raising sheep, cattle, etc, on a large scale
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Related Words

herdsman, herder, watcher, teacher, caretaker, watch, pastor, guide, guard, minister, escort, tender, attendant, protector, leader, pilot, shepherdess, pastoralist

Examples from the Web for pastoralist

Historical Examples

  • Had Kingsley been himself a pastoralist, a hundred minute experiences might have obtained expression which he has avoided.

    Australian Writers

    Desmond Byrne

  • The Australian pastoralist "erected a temporary house, generally of large sheets of bark, in the first instance."

  • Over wide tracts the agriculturist, great and small, takes the place of the pastoralist.

  • I am since informed that Alfred is not a pastoralist, but in business, and that Edward has not retired up to date.

  • We have seen that he began as a pastoralist, advanced to be also a gardener, and is now a cultivator of lands under irrigation.

Word Origin and History for pastoralist


1793, from pastoral + -ist.

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