- a person who owns or works on a ranch.
Origin of rancher
Related Words for rancherherdsman, herder, breeder, farmer, shepherd, cowboy, wrangler, vaquero, grazier, drover, cowpoke, cattleman, granger, stockman, gaucho, hand, cowgirl, cowhand, ranchero, ranchman
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Contemporary Examples of rancher
Throughout the race, the businessman, rancher, and former Democrat has vowed not to caucus with either party if he won.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November
October 13, 2014
Usually a rancher of few words, when it comes to the Border Patrol, Art has a lot to say.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild
August 26, 2014
We saw this during the recent standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officers.Home-Grown, Right-Wing Terrorism: The Hate the GOP Refuses to See
June 11, 2014
Rogue rancher Cliven Bundy recently shared his thoughts on African Americans and whether or not they were better off as slaves.These Politicians Praise Slavery
April 24, 2014
Who would have expected a political furor to erupt around a single Nevada rancher?Cliven Bundy Is Angry—Just Like the Rest of Us
April 19, 2014
Historical Examples of rancher
He left the Ballena rancher'a early and started for Elcuanam.
As the officer disappeared the rancher made a gesture of fierce anger.The Law-Breakers
In this capacity I was alternately farmer, rancher, cattleman.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
The rancher sat silent for some moments after Diane had finished her description.
The thought suggested the fact that the rancher had just gone to bed.
- a person who owns, manages, or works on a ranch
1836, "owner of a ranch;" see ranch (n.). Meaning "modern single-story house" attested from 1964.