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noun Obsolete.
  1. cowherd.
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Origin of neatherd

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at neat2, herd2
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Historical Examples of neatherd

  • But the neatherd himself,—to what land has he passed out of sight?

    Theocritus, Bion and Moschus


  • Yes, wretched beasts that they are, how false a neatherd was theirs!

  • Would that Lycopas, the neatherd, might chance to come this way!

  • He was first a Neatherd in East Lothian, to a gentleman there.

    Witch Stories

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton

  • And she had none to send in quest but Cuddie, the neatherd.'

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit

    Charlotte M. Yonge