goatherd

[ goht-hurd ]
/ ˈgoʊtˌhɜrd /

noun

a person who tends goats.

Nearby words

  1. goat island,
  2. goat moth,
  3. goat's-rue,
  4. goatee,
  5. goatfish,
  6. goatish,
  7. goatishly,
  8. goatpox,
  9. goatsbeard,
  10. goatskin

Origin of goatherd

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gāthyrde. See goat, herd2

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British Dictionary definitions for goatherd

goatherd

/ (ˈɡəʊtˌhɜːd) /

noun

a person employed to tend or herd goats
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Word Origin and History for goatherd

goatherd

n.

early 13c. (as a surname), from goat + herd (n.).

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