Definition of herdboy in English:

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herdboy

Pronunciation: /ˈhərdboi/

noun

A boy who looks after a herd of livestock.
Example sentences
  • In the highlands, where pasture is scarce, herdboys often spend months alone with their flocks in a mountain valley some distance from their home.
  • In the early 1820s, when settlers began to occupy Xhosa territory, Xhosa raiders sometimes accosted English herdboys to steal the mother-of-pearl buttons from their shirts.
  • The body was found by herdboys at the Tina Bridge near Mount Frere during 1995.

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Syllabification: herd·boy

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