Texas Ranger

noun

: a member of a formerly mounted police force in Texas

Examples of Texas Ranger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Graham also appeared in episodes of Ally McBeal, Walker, Texas Ranger, Nash Bridges, and Nip/Tuck, and had a six-episode supporting role on JAG. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 23 Jan. 2024 An aging Texas Ranger and a mob thirsty for law and order take their shot(s). Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2023 Looming large in the story is the fictional character, Esau Pierce (Barry Pepper), a ruthless former Confederate soldier who goes on to become a Texas Ranger with intentions that skew less honorably than Reeves’. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 20 Dec. 2023 Despite the tribe’s eagerness to aid the detectives, the case stalled, only gaining ground in 1925 when J. Edgar Hoover asked Tom White, a former Texas Ranger, to take over. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Oct. 2023 His television features included M*A*S*H*, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Law & Order. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 18 Oct. 2023 Probably the thing that stands out to me, from everybody who’s gone in to see him, is everybody comes back and says, ‘This guy is a Texas Ranger. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 Rumors fly about this, but a bowie knife attributed to Jim Bowie’s big brother, Rezin Bowie, was donated to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 De Niro stars as a local power player, William Hale, while Jesse Plemons plays a former Texas Ranger Tom White sent to investigate the killings. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Texas Ranger was in 1846

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“Texas Ranger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Texas%20Ranger. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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