dairy·​man | \ ˈder-ē-mən How to pronounce dairyman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of dairyman

: one who operates a dairy farm or works in a dairy

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Recent Examples on the Web The 1964 Broadway hit, based on Sholem Aleichem’s Yiddish stories about Tevye the dairyman and set in a 1905 czarist Russia shtetl, not only mirrored the major issues of its era but has since grown even more timely. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "In Focus: Why ‘Fiddler’ plays on — and deserves to," 21 Aug. 2019 Finnriver’s website details some of the history: William Bishop Jr., a dairyman who became the first elected Native American to serve as a Washington State senator, purchased the land in 1898. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Destination Dining: Finnriver Farm & Cidery," 25 Sep. 2018 West Altadena was less pricey, and being nearer to water sources, was favored by farmers and dairymen. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Altadena offers varied architectural styles but few places left to build anew," 11 May 2018 The President has complained that Canada's trade policies have bilked US farmers and dairymen. Z. Byron Wolf, CNN, "North America feels divided on everything but the World Cup," 13 June 2018 Dairy owner Greg te Velde, a California dairyman who had three operations going, has declared bankruptcy in California for three mega-dairies. Molly Harbarger, OregonLive.com, "Oregon officials say they plan to stop mega-dairy violations -- again," 17 May 2018 In addition to its other advantages, the regular monitoring by the robotic milkers helps the dairyman keep a better eye on his herd and what’s going on with them. Sharon Fisher, The Seattle Times, "Idaho dairies invest in robotic milkers," 27 May 2018 Valadao, a dairyman from Hanford (Kings County), has a lot of company as a Republican in an increasingly precarious spot. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "Trump’s troubles in California proving a drag to GOP House incumbents," 6 Apr. 2018 California dairyman Greg te Velde, 60, bought the 7,288-acre ranch permitted to house 30,000 cows, in early 2016. Molly Harbarger, OregonLive.com, "Cheesemaker Tillamook still buys embattled mega-dairy's milk, despite 'terminated contract'," 22 Mar. 2018

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circa 1617, in the meaning defined above

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“Dairyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairyman. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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: a man who manages or works in a dairy

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