wrangler

noun wran·gler \ ˈraŋ-g(ə-)lər \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

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

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First Known Use of wrangler

circa 1510

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WRANGLER Defined for English Language Learners

wrangler

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Definition of wrangler for English Language Learners

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


WRANGLER Defined for Kids

wrangler

noun wran·gler \ ˈraŋ-glər \

Definition of wrangler for Students

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


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