Definition of cowherd in English:


Syllabification: cow·herd
Pronunciation: /ˈkouˌhərd


  • A person who tends grazing cattle.
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    • Schools and shops closed: milkmaids and cowherds had taken a holiday.
    • Born among those who tend cattle, the cowherd Krishna indulged in endless pranks.
    • They travelled in a decorated chariot, followed on foot by the cowherds.


Old English, from cow1 + obsolete herd 'herdsman'.

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