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  1. a girl or woman who herds sheep.

  2. a rural girl.

Origin of shepherdess

First recorded in 1350–1400, shepherdess is from the Middle English word shepherdesse.See shepherd, -ess

usage note For shepherdess

See -ess.

Words Nearby shepherdess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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