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herdsman

Syllabification: herds·man
Pronunciation: /ˈhərdzmən
 
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Definition of herdsman in English:

noun (plural herdsmen)

1The owner or keeper of a herd of domesticated animals.
Example sentences
  • It is at this time that our farmers, growers, herdsmen and stockmen are really suffering the pressure of economic damage due to foot-and-mouth disease and other market factors.
  • It is a land of endless bush, villages, nomadic cattle herdsmen and subsistence farmers.
  • When he visits farmers, ploughmen and herdsmen to offer advice on improving and increasing their yields, he secretly jots down their curses and swear words in a small notebook.
Synonyms
cattleman, cowherd, cowhand, cowman, cowboy, rancher, shepherd, ranchero, stockman, herder, drover
informal cowpuncher, cowpoke
archaic herd
1.1 (the Herdsman) The constellation Boötes.

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