Definition of warrener in US English:



  • 1A gamekeeper.

    • ‘There are ruins of a two-storeyed medieval warreners' lodge, just 2 miles west of Thetford, off B1107.’
    • ‘The Chunn family are recorded as warreners in Twickenham for about 150 years from early in the 17th century.’
    • ‘These warreners would live in fortified lodges, usually built on high areas within a warren, so that they could keep a look out for poachers.’
    • ‘This was probably the era of the warreners when the landlords right to free warren was leased out.’
    • ‘Semi-fortified warren lodges were built for the warreners.’
    • ‘Over the years its been used by Vikings, Romans, Augustine brothers, warreners, Victorians, and soldiers in World War II.’
    1. 1.1 A person in charge of a rabbit warren, either as owner or on behalf of its owner.
      • ‘Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.’
      • ‘Woodland names on the wold-top above preserve the name ‘Conygre’, indicating a conigree or warren, probably of post-medieval date, where rabbits were bred in artificial linear mounds kept by a warrener.’
      • ‘The Breckland Heath has always been interfered with by ancient flint workers and farmers, the military, the rabbits and the rabbit warreners.’


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French warener, from warenne ‘game park’.