rustler

[ ruhs-ler ]
/ ˈrʌs lər /

noun

a cattle thief.
a person or thing that rustles.
Informal. an active, energetic person.

Origin of rustler

First recorded in 1810–20; rustle + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for rustler

rustler

/ (ˈrʌslə) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a cattle or horse thief
US and Canadian informal an energetic or vigorous person
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Word Origin and History for rustler

rustler


n.

1820, "one who rustles," agent noun from rustle (v.). American English meaning "cattle thief" is from 1882.

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