wrangler
noun Date: circa 1510 1. a bickering disputant 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

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  • wrangler — (caballerango [kaßajeráŋgo] < caballo horse < Latin caballum pack horse, nag plus ero, an agentive suffix, plus ango, a despec tive suffix)    OED: 1888. The hand on a ranch or trail drive who cares for the herd of horses. This position was …   Vocabulario Vaquero

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  • wrangler — wran•gler [[t]ˈræŋ glər[/t]] n. 1) cvb a cowboy, esp. one in charge of saddle horses 2) a person who wrangles or disputes • Etymology: 1505–15; wrangle+ er I; (def. 1) orig. horse wrangler, prob. partial trans. of MexSp caballerango groom, stable …   From formal English to slang

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