cat·​tle·​man ˈka-tᵊl-mən How to pronounce cattleman (audio)
: one who tends or raises cattle

Examples of cattleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winner of the Democratic runoff in House District 35 will vie in the general election with the Republican nominee, landscaper and cattleman Robert Thorne Jr. of Marion, who serves on the Crittenden County Quorum Court. Michael R. Wickline,, 2 Apr. 2024 The wealthy cattlemen are the center of gravity here. Toby Muse, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2024 The 1910 Saddle and Sirloin Club building was built originally as a cattlemen’s private club. Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 One posed as an insurance salesman, another as a cattleman. Katie Rife,, 17 July 2023 Closing off the town plaza, men performed daredevil tricks with bulls provided by local wealthy cattlemen. Toby Muse, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2024 On Thursday, with the snow piled up in the parking lot, farmers and cattlemen in a ballroom in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona took part in a timeworn political tradition: listening to pitches from Republican presidential contenders eager to woo them. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2024 DiCaprio, in his sixth teaming with Scorsese, plays Ernest Burkhart, the nephew of cattleman William Hale (Robert De Niro). Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2023 Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman star in this six-episode series about an Englishwoman struggling to protect her ranch in the Australian outback with the help of a rugged cattleman. Melissa Kirsch Andrew Lavallee Melissa Clark, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cattleman was in 1864

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“Cattleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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cat·​tle·​man -mən How to pronounce cattleman (audio)
: a person who raises cattle

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