plural -s
chiefly Irish
: young man : boy
specifically : herdboy

Word History


Irish buachaill, from Middle Irish, cowherd; akin to Welsh bugail shepherd, Breton bugel; all from a prehistoric Celtic compound whose first and second constituents respectively are akin to Greek bous cow and to Latin colere to cultivate

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“Bouchal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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