- a person who tends swine.
Origin of swineherd
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Examples from the Web for swineherd
But how they all stared when they saw the swineherd's ugly daughter!The Crimson Fairy Book
The swineherd shall lead me disguised as an old beggar to my palace.
They thought that he was out at the farm with his swineherd.
At sundown the swineherd left the palace to return to his hut.
If the swineherd fails to do his work the master turns him off and finds another.Progress and History
- archaic a person who looks after pigs
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Word Origin and History for swineherd
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