shepherdess

[ shep-er-dis ]
/ ˈʃɛp ər dɪs /

noun

a girl or woman who herds sheep.
a rural girl.

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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.
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