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

Definition of cattleman

: one who tends or raises cattle

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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 Image Black Angus cattle were raised on the Reese farm, but William had no desire to be a cattleman himself. Andy Newman, New York Times, "William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62," 15 June 2018 Criminal gangs easily regrouped across the border in Mexico, and cattlemen clashed with homesteaders across the High Plains. Ann Toews, WSJ, "‘A Savage Order’ Review: When a State Fuels Bloodshed," 11 Dec. 2018 Convincing cattlemen not to shoot or flood or poison a prairie dog colony is part of the long conservation battle and fundamental mission of the American Prairie Reserve. Andrew Evans,, "Feel the pull of the prairie on a uniquely American safari in Montana," 5 July 2018 Lee, Dutton tells him, sees his cattle the way a cowboy does (as lives to protect), not as a cattleman does (as investments to preserve). James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: ‘Yellowstone’ Wrangles Daddy Issues on the Range," 19 June 2018 For example, rumors have swirled for months that attorney Karen Budd-Falen, who has represented controversial Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy over grazing issues, would be tapped to run BLM. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Interior lacks permanent leaders for key agencies controlling roughly 500 million acres of public land," 3 July 2018 Putnam said he was encouraged by the prospects of a trade war, accusing China and Mexico of hurting Florida farmers and cattlemen. Adam Smith And Steve Contorno, miamiherald, "Republican contenders for Florida governor debate and the winner is ... Trump!," 28 June 2018 Black Angus cattle were raised on the Reese farm, but William had no desire to be a cattleman. Andy Newman,, "William Reese, leading seller of rare books, dies at 62," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of cattleman

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cattleman was in 1864

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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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