cat·​tle·​man | \ ˈka-tᵊl-mən How to pronounce cattleman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of cattleman

: one who tends or raises cattle

Examples of cattleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stocky cattleman denied goading wolves to attack. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive, "26 dead wolves, 1 ranch in the spotlight," 21 Dec. 2019 Located at 3300 East NASA Parkway, the 1929 West mansion once sat over 30,000 acres of land, and originally served as the home for cattleman and oilman James Marion West, Sr. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Historic 1929 Clear Lake mansion owned by Hakeem Olajuwon is being demolished. See it in its prime," 22 Nov. 2019 Small farmers and cattlemen are glad some politicians are listening., "But not all beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded program are American farmers or patriots. JBS, a Brazilian company that is the largest meat producer in the world, has received $78 million in government pork contracts funded with the bailout funds — more than any other US pork producer.," 6 Nov. 2019 An English aristocrat and a cattleman drive a herd across the Australian Outback to save her ranch from a hostile takeover. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 The states, in most cases backed by cattlemen’s associations, claim consumer confusion as the driving force for the laws. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in a war over the future of meat.," 25 Aug. 2019 Northern cattlemen watched their herds swiftly succumb to the curse — which didn’t affect the Longhorns that carried it. John Maccormack,, "Deadly fever ticks are infesting border cattle herds," 2 Aug. 2019 The community was named Midway by farmers and cattlemen who would stop to get water from two artesian wells — long since tapped — on Sipes Avenue while traveling between Geneva and Sanford. Martin E. Comas,, "Midway residents call hundreds of new homes being built around their historic community a ‘mixed blessing’," 22 July 2019 It is said area cattlemen, who wanted the sheep and the herders gone, named the spring Borrego, which colloquially can also mean fool. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Borrego Springs: Low-key oasis with small-town vibe, set in the Anza-Borrego Desert," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of cattleman

1864, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2020

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“Cattleman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cattleman

chiefly US : a person who raises or takes care of cattle

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