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sheepman

[sheep-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural sheep·men [sheep-muh n, -men] /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a person engaged in the tending or breeding of sheep, especially the owner of a sheep ranch.
  2. a shepherd.
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Origin of sheepman

First recorded in 1585–95; sheep + man1
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  • “All right,” said the sheepman, suddenly thawing out at the good news.

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  • At this naive statement, the sheepman could not restrain a smile.

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  • “Good-morning,” he said, by way of introduction, and the sheepman blinked his eyes in reply.

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  • “I never said we was going to sheep you out,” 164 retorted the sheepman sullenly.

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  • The fighting blood of the sheepman sided in as quickly with his dog.

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