ranch·​man ˈranch-mən How to pronounce ranchman (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Roosevelt observes that the cougars of his time are docile and timid, terrified of the rifle-bearing ranchman who had come to dominate their homelands. Declan Leary, National Review, 12 Sep. 2019 This once summer residence of the Marquis de Mores—an Old West frontier ranchman—and his family includes many of their original furnishings. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranchman was in 1854

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“Ranchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranchman. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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