ranch·​er | \ ˈran-chər How to pronounce rancher (audio) \

Definition of rancher

: one who owns or works on a ranch

Examples of rancher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams also said that a rancher’s losses can stretch beyond an individual animal that’s killed. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2022 His son told him of a rancher who has several turbines on his property. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 That's where the story came from about a very simple rancher who one day stumbles upon this metaphysical void on his property that ends up revealing the interior voids within himself and within his family. Christian Holub, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2022 King said the rancher who found him began searching his 100-acre property Tuesday morning after hearing that the boy was missing. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Mar. 2022 Ratliff said the attack site, in an area where the rancher is feeding cattle, is the farthest into Keating Valley that wolves have traveled. oregonlive, 19 Jan. 2022 Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a sadistic rancher who makes life hell for his new sister-in-law and her son in 1925 Montana. Zack Sharf, Variety, 1 Mar. 2022 Among the candidates vying for the Republican nomination are Sandra Whitten, the 2020 nominee who lost to Cuellar by 19 points, businessman and rancher Ed Cabrera and Air Force veteran Steven Fowler. Eric Bradner And Rachel Janfaza, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 Flames consuming a piece of the Amazon rainforest on the property of rancher Jaim Teixeira. Georgina Gustin, NBC News, 19 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rancher

1836, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Rancher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rancher. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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