swineherd

[swahyn-hurd]

Origin of swineherd

before 1100; Middle English; late Old English swȳnhyrde. See swine, herd2
Related formsswine·herd·ship, noun
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swineherd

noun
  1. archaic a person who looks after pigs
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Word Origin and History for swineherd
n.

c.1100, swynhyrde; see swine + herd.

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