drover

[ droh-ver ]
/ ˈdroʊ vər /

noun

a person who drives cattle or sheep to market.
a dealer in cattle.

Nearby words

  1. drouk,
  2. droukit,
  3. drouth,
  4. drouthy,
  5. drove,
  6. droves,
  7. drown,
  8. drown one's sorrows,
  9. drown out,
  10. drowned valley

Origin of drover

1350–1400; Middle English. See drove2, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for drover

drover

/ (ˈdrəʊvə) /

noun

a person whose occupation is the driving of sheep or cattle, esp to and from market
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Word Origin and History for drover

drover

n.

early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from drove (n.).

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