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swanherd

[swon-hurd]
noun
  1. a person who tends swans.
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Origin of swanherd

First recorded in 1475–85; swan1 + herd2
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Historical Examples

  • Formerly the king's swanherd made an annual expedition up the river to mark them.

    An American Four-In-Hand in Britain

    Andrew Carnegie


British Dictionary definitions for swanherd

swanherd

noun
  1. a person who herds swans
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