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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. 2017.
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  • He thought it was probably the hut of some sheepherder or cattleman, and he had no doubt of a warm welcome.

  • 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
  • The sheepherder looked at him speculatively, with no trace of resentment in his mild eyes.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
    Caroline Lockhart
  • Whereupon he did as he had done once before when the offender had been a sheepherder.

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • Who writes poetry of the sheep and sheepherder of the present time?

  • Here you are, wearin' a pearl handle on your gun, just like a cheap Nebraska sheepherder with social ambitions.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough
  • They learned what they could from rancher and sheepherder, and much more was told them than they could believe.

    Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac Ernest Thompson Seton
  • And say, he got so gentle, with that tall blinder between his eyes, that he'd 'a' followed off a sheepherder.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough
  • No doubt its owner, a Mexican sheepherder in the employ of Fendrick and Dominguez, was out somewhere with his flock.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • Robert Wallace was picked up several days later by a Mexican sheepherder.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine

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