Definition of grazier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡreɪzɪə/


1A person who rears or fattens cattle or sheep for market.
Example sentences
  • The demand for land focused hostile attention upon the graziers, who reared cattle and sheep commercially on extensive pastoral holdings.
  • However, as more and more graziers opt for this market it too will become ‘saturated’ and diminished profits from over supply will eventuate.
  • It was a sheep grazier of Scottish descent, who saw the potential of camels for carrying goods on a commercial basis, particularly in the centre of Australia.
1.1Australian /NZ A large-scale sheep or cattle farmer.
Example sentences
  • The forum is aimed at young farmers, graziers and people in the wider agricultural industry in the Western Division.
  • Entrepreneurs, graziers, farmers and professionals formed an elite, which dominated municipal politics and was generally hostile to the labour movement.
  • The recovery bill has reached half a billion dollars, and the February and July floods affected around 1,800 dairy farmers and graziers.


Middle English: from grass + -ier.

Words that rhyme with grazier

Anastasia, aphasia, brazier, dysphasia, dysplasia, euthanasia, fantasia, Frazier, glazier, gymnasia, Malaysia

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