- chiefly Brit a person who breeds, rears, or cares for cattle or (rarely) other livestock in the herd
US equivalent: herder
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herds•man /ˈhɜrdzmən/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -men.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- the keeper of a herd, esp. of cattle or sheep;
herds•man (hûrdz′mən),USA pronunciation n., pl. -men.
- a herder;
the keeper of a herd, esp. of cattle or sheep.
- (cap.) [Astron.]the constellation Boötes.
- 1595–1605; herd1 + 's1 + -man; compare earlier herdman, Middle English hird-man, Old English hyrdemann
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herdsman /ˈhɜːdzmən/ n ( pl -men)
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