herdsman

[ hurdz-muh n ]
/ ˈhɜrdz mən /

noun, plural herds·men.

a herder; the keeper of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Boötes.

Origin of herdsman

1595–1605; herd1 + 's1 + -man; compare earlier herdman, Middle English hird-man, Old English hyrdemann
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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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