Meaning of “cowherd” in the English Dictionary

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"cowherd" in British English

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cowherdnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊ.hɜːd/ us /ˈkaʊ.hɝːd/

Examples from literature

  • I'm only a poor chap,—my father was a shepherd, and I began life as a cowherd—I don't want any titles of courtesy. 
  • It was nearly morning when we got off the bog, and as the rain was falling we took refuge in a tumble-down hut which had probably been a cowherd's. 
  • The cowherd and I took our flock down the meadows and into the woods where there was fern. 
  • You were a cowherd, as you say—but you educated yourself at a University and got a degree. 

(Definition of “cowherd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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