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cowherd Syllabification: cow·herd
Pronunciation: /ˈkouhərd/

Definition of cowherd in English:


A person who tends grazing cattle.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with cowherd

swineherd • goatherd

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