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gooseherd

[goos-hurd]
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noun
  1. a person who tends geese.
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Origin of gooseherd

First recorded in 1200–50, gooseherd is from the Middle English word gos herd. See goose, herd2
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Examples from the Web for gooseherd

Historical Examples

  • 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.