Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[sheep-muh n, -man] /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural sheepmen
[sheep-muh n, -men] /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a person engaged in the tending or breeding of sheep, especially the owner of a sheep ranch.
a shepherd.
Origin of sheepman
First recorded in 1585-95; sheep + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sheepman
Historical Examples
  • Sheep did well in them good years that followed, and first thing I knew I was a sheepman.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • “I never said we was going to sheep you out,” 164 retorted the sheepman sullenly.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • “Good-morning,” he said, by way of introduction, and the sheepman blinked his eyes in reply.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • At this naive statement, the sheepman could not restrain a smile.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • “All right,” said the sheepman, suddenly thawing out at the good news.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • The sheepman cocked his head to one side and shut one eye knowingly.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • The fighting blood of the sheepman sided in as quickly with his dog.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • “No, I like this side,” said the sheepman, pretending to admire the scenery.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • In the meantime the logic of circumstances was driving the sheepman into a corner.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • How far he might feel this justified him in ignoring it the sheepman did not know.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine

Word of the Day

Nearby words for sheepman

Word Value for sheepman

Scrabble Words With Friends