bouchal

noun bou·chal \ˈbüəḵəl\

Definition of bouchal

plural

-s

chiefly Irish

  1. :  young man :  boy; specifically :  herdboy

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Origin and Etymology of bouchal

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 — more at cow, wheel


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