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herdsman

[ hurdz-muhn ]
/ ˈhɜrdz mən /
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noun, plural herds·men.
a herder; the keeper of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.
(initial capital letter)Astronomy. the constellation Boötes.
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Origin of herdsman

1595–1605; herd1 + 's1 + -man; compare earlier herdman,Middle English hird-man,Old English hyrdemann
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British Dictionary definitions for herdsman

herdsman
/ (ˈhɜːdzmən) /

noun plural -men
mainly British a person who breeds, rears, or cares for cattle or (rarely) other livestock in the herdUS equivalent: herder
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