noun, plural herds·men.
Examples from the Web for herdsman
In dairy work the individual preferences of the cows are given attention and their whimsy catered to by the herdsman.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
On these the herdsman may raise the grain and vegetables necessary for his own consumption.
"At your service," replied the herdsman, in a tone of amazement.After the Divorce|Grazia Deledda
At these words the very morsel of bread fell from the herdsman's mouth, and he cast it to the dog.The Yellow Rose|Mr Jkai
He succeeded in obtaining a post as herdsman on the royal estates.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for herdsman
noun plural -men
Word Origin and History for herdsman
Old English heordman, but the word was not common until herd (Old English hierde) in sense "keeper of domestic animals which go in herds" fell from use (cf. shepherd). See herd (n.) + man (n.). Intrusive -s- appeared early 15c., on model of craftsman, etc.