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sheepman

[ sheep-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈʃip mən, -ˌmæn /
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noun, plural sheep·men [sheep-muhn, -men]. /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a person engaged in the tending or breeding of sheep, especially the owner of a sheep ranch.
a shepherd.

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Origin of sheepman

First recorded in 1585–95; sheep + man
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