wrangler

noun
wran·​gler | \ ˈraŋ-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wrangler (audio) \

Definition of wrangler

1 : a bickering disputant
2 [short for horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom] : a ranch hand who takes care of the saddle horses broadly : cowboy

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Examples of wrangler in a Sentence

a rough-hewn wrangler who never says much known as a petty, unrelenting wrangler who likes argument for the sake of argument
Recent Examples on the Web This was a job for Grant Lehmann, puppeteer and ear wrangler. New York Times, 4 June 2021 Three dogs loped past, while a wrangler in a broad Spanish hat and chaps saddled a horse. Brian Smale, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 Wilson, a shopping cart wrangler at the store, went to the offices immediately after arriving for work, wounding a man and a woman in one room before going down the hall and killing a 49-year-old store manager, Ryder said. Mary Altaffer And Michael R. Sisak, Star Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 Hiaasen’s 15th novel for adults belongs to Angie Armstrong, whose job as a wildlife wrangler involves removing errant raccoons, possums, skunks, etc., from homes and businesses and releasing them humanely in the wild. Oline H. Cogdill Sun Sentinel, Star Tribune, 14 Sep. 2020 Hiaasen’s 15th novel for adults belongs to Angie Armstrong, whose job as a wildlife wrangler involves removing errant raccoons, possums or skunks, etc., from homes and businesses and releasing them humanely into the wild. Oline H. Cogdill, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Aug. 2020 Suicide Squad fits in nicely with this series as players will remember how the post-credits ending of Origins showed Amanda Waller, the wrangler of the Squad, extending an invite to Deathstroke. Nick Romano, EW.com, 7 Aug. 2020 After dropping out of high school to join the Marine Corps, Mr. Brimley was a bodyguard for reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and a wrangler for ranches throughout the West. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2020 After dropping out of high school to join the Marine Corps, Mr. Brimley was a bodyguard for reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and a wrangler for ranches throughout the West. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wrangler

circa 1510, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wrangler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrangler. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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wrangler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wrangler

US : a person who takes care of horses on a ranch

wrangler

noun
wran·​gler | \ ˈraŋ-glər How to pronounce wrangler (audio) \

Kids Definition of wrangler

1 : a person who quarrels
2 : a worker on a ranch who tends horses or cattle

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