Colloquial reference to the United States Army 75th Ranger Regiment, often referred to as "Special Forces" by people who don't know what they're talking about.

While the 75th is a Special Operations unit under the command of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), they are in reality the best-equipped and best-trained light infantry unit in the world - Special Forces refer ONLY to the units colloquially known as the "Green Berets." Enlisted Special Forces operators are all non-commissioned officers of the rank of sergeant or above, while the Rangers encompass the entire spectrum of ranks from Private (fresh out of Ranger Indoctrination) up to Command Sergeant Major.

There are three Ranger battalions; two are stationed in Georgia and the other at Fort Lewis, WA.

Can also refer to a soldier who is not a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment who is a graduate of the US Army Ranger School (ranger-tabbed).
"This is my buddy Tom from 2nd Ranger Battalion."

"Oh, he's Special Forces?"

"No, you fucking dumbass, he's Special Ops. Special Forces is the Green Berets."
by pirate_falcon September 9, 2007
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1. A division of the armed forces trained in close-combat and raiding tactics.

2. Any of a number of Texan lawmen operating on the open range.

3. Federally employed caretakers of our national wildlife preserves.

4. A warrior class in the D&D game characterised by the good base attack bonus, 10-sided hit die, and a selection of druid spells and woodcraft-related skills.

5. One o' them rangers. Dangerous folk they are, livin' in the wild... around here we just call him Strider.
And what would a mere ranger know of such things?
This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your alliegance.

5. In the works of JRR Tolkien, warriors of Numenorian descent living in the north, called Dunedain, or in the sound, called the Rangers of Illithien. They were woodsmen and fighters, trained in combatting Orcs, Trolls, and undead, who patrolled the areas of Gondor and the Shire to keep its borders safe from the Shadow of the Enemy.
One o' them rangers. Dangerous folk they are, livin' in the wild... around here we just call him Strider.

And what would a mere ranger know of such things?
This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your alliegance.
by Anonymous September 10, 2003
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Rangers are a group of badass mother fuckers that fuck bitches, slap hoes, drink excessively, and kill the bad guys.
They don't take shit and avoid gay shit like high and tight hair cuts or ACU anything.

They do in fact party like rock stars and live off three things: tobacco, alcohol, and monsters.

Caution: Tend to run into problems while drunk (such as the law or douche bags)
"Who was that guy who tried to bite that guys neck off in the fight" -Guy 1

"I don't know but he was screaming Rangers Lead The Way while hitting him." -Guy 2
by SemperFag May 28, 2010
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Said as "RANGAA", this word is used by Aussies to define someone with red hair.
hey, who's thsat kid with the red hair?
oh yeah, that ranger. his name is tim.
by ThatLittyKidd May 17, 2020
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Pronounced with a hard G, one who has red hair. From Australian slang.
Check out the flaming ranger over there.
by G4 November 10, 2011
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Ranger - When you see someone attractive from a distance (a range away, farther than 12 ft) but as the distance between you and the "attractive" person closes, their features become more apparent to be less attractive than you originally was sure of. Or if you rather - they get ugly up close.
You see that chick? Serious Ranger there, keep your distance or you will be highly disappointed!
by Raviss August 15, 2019
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