Origin of sheepherder

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; sheep + herder
Related formssheep·herd·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sheepherder

Historical Examples of sheepherder

  • No, she would not really want to be a sheepherder; at least not alone.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • You had to band together in a pack, like a flock of sheep, with Carlsen for sheepherder.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • You run off and told the sheriff just like I told you—just like the goddam white-livered Irish sheepherder you are.

    The Draw

    Jerome Bixby

  • Who writes poetry of the sheep and sheepherder of the present time?

  • That's more reasonable than the sheepherder story, by cripes!

    Flying U Ranch

    B. M. Bower