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[sheep-hur-der] /ˈʃipˌhɜr dər/
shepherd (def 1).
Origin of sheepherder
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; sheep + herder
Related forms
sheepherding, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No, she would not really want to be a sheepherder; at least not alone.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • You had to band together in a pack, like a flock of sheep, with Carlsen for sheepherder.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • You run off and told the sheriff just like I told you—just like the goddam white-livered Irish sheepherder you are.

    The Draw Jerome Bixby
  • Who writes poetry of the sheep and sheepherder of the present time?

  • That's more reasonable than the sheepherder story, by cripes!

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower
  • Whereupon he did as he had done once before when the offender had been a sheepherder.

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • "It was likely some sheepherder gone clean nutty," mused Irish.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • It's about as bad as being a sheepherder, only you won't have any sheep for company.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • There was the bloated, fat Scotch boy, whom we called just Fatty, a sheepherder by calling.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • For your sheepherder does not sleep on the ground like the cowboy, but prefers a sheltering wagon.

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