Origin of grazierMiddle English grasier from grasen to graze ; see graze 1.
- (UK, historical) One who grazes cattle and/or sheep on a rural property.
- Graziers on the tablelands are in dire straits because they do not have enough winter feed and will have to keep reducing stock.
- (Australia) The owner of a large property on which sheep or cattle graze.
In Britain, the term is no longer used, but has historical significance.