Definition of herdsman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhəːdzmən

noun (plural herdsmen)

  • 1The owner or keeper of a herd of domesticated animals.
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    • 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.
    stockman, herder, drover, shepherd, cattleman, cowherd, cowhand, cowman, cowboy, rancher; North American sheepman; in Spanish-speaking America gaucho, llanero, ranchero, vaquero
    North American informal cowpuncher, cowpoke, broncobuster
    North American dated buckaroo
    archaic herd
  • 1.1 (the Herdsman) The constellation Boötes.

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