a person who tends geese.

Origin of gooseherd

First recorded in 1200–50, gooseherd is from the Middle English word gos herd. See goose, herd2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gooseherd

Historical Examples of gooseherd

  • Yes, the son of a gooseherd in Fief; he served his time with the Zouaves.

    Autumn Glory

    Ren Bazin

  • "Even cripples can dance when they choose," said the gooseherd.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel

  • Then the gooseherd smiled to himself, and played sweeter than ever.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel

  • "Peirol, the gooseherd's boy," the youngster replied composedly.

  • Yet was she as lowly and simple of speech and demeanour as if she were a gooseherd of fourteen winters.