sheepherder

noun
sheep·​herd·​er | \ ˈshēp-ˌhər-dər How to pronounce sheepherder (audio) \

Definition of sheepherder

: a worker in charge of sheep especially on open range

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The Basque sheepherders who toiled here from the 1850s onward left lonely musings carved into the region’s aspen trees. Sara Lessley, Los Angeles Times, "Hiking, birding and more on a weekend trip to Lee Vining," 1 Aug. 2019 Over the centuries, the region drew iron miners, sheepherders, and alpinists, but its isolation dissuaded many from planting roots. John Briley, National Geographic, "3 amazing outdoor adventures in Slovenia," 9 Apr. 2019 On my paternal side, I am born for Naaneesht’ezhi Dine’é, an old Zuni clan, some of whom were sheepherders. Parvannah Lee, Teen Vogue, "I'm From the Navajo Nation and I Want to Help My Community Get Healthy Food," 22 Nov. 2018 His father was a sheepherder and his mother ran a hotel in the state’s small capital. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Reagan Confidant Paul Laxalt Served Nevada as Governor, Senator," 7 Aug. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sheepherder

1871, in the meaning defined above

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sheepherder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sheepherder

: a person who controls a flock of sheep : a person who herds sheep

sheepherder

noun
sheep·​herd·​er | \ ˈshēp-ˌhər-dər How to pronounce sheepherder (audio) \

Kids Definition of sheepherder

: a person in charge of a flock of sheep

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