drover

noun
drov·​er | \ ˈdrō-vər How to pronounce drover (audio) \

Definition of drover

: one who drives cattle or sheep

Examples of drover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Historically, a fourth of the drovers were African-American; a third were Hispanic, and many were from the British Isles. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, 15 Feb. 2020 Drovers from as far away as Ohio mingled with the local butchers waiting their turn at the public slaughterhouse nearby. Emily S. Rueb, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2016 Established in the 1880s to collect tolls for cattle drovers moving across the borders of pre-federation Australia, Birdsville was once a thriving frontier town. Clarissa Sebag-montefiore, New York Times, 1 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of drover

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Drover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drover. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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