gooseherd

[ goos-hurd ]

noun
  1. a person who tends geese.

Origin of gooseherd

1
First recorded in 1200–50, gooseherd is from Middle English gos herd. See goose, herd2

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How to use gooseherd in a sentence

  • Now at first Tattercoats said she would not; but the gooseherd said, "Take fortune when it comes, little one."

    English Fairy Tales | Flora Annie Steel
  • In our Franconian village the gooseherd was a little boy, vastly proud of his job.

    Home Life in Germany | Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • "Good company, indeed," said the gooseherd, and played a new tune that was not a dance.

    English Fairy Tales | Flora Annie Steel
  • BOY (laughing): You herd the geese—a pretty gooseherd you would make!

    The Child's World | Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
  • BOY (as king walks away): He is a kind gentleman, whoever he may be; but take my word for it, he will never make a gooseherd.

    The Child's World | Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate