wrangler

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noun wran·gler \-g(ə-)lər\

Definition of wrangler

  1. 1 :  a bickering disputant

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

Examples of wrangler in a sentence

  1. <a rough-hewn wrangler who never says much>

  2. <known as a petty, unrelenting wrangler who likes argument for the sake of argument>

Circa 1510

First Known Use of wrangler

circa 1510


WRANGLER Defined for English Language Learners

wrangler

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noun wran·gler \-g(ə-)lər\

Definition of wrangler for English Language Learners

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


WRANGLER Defined for Kids

wrangler

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noun wran·gler \ˈraŋ-glər\

Definition of wrangler for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who quarrels

  2. 2 :  a worker on a ranch who tends horses or cattle



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