sheep·​shear·​er ˈshēp-ˌshir-ər How to pronounce sheepshearer (audio)
: one that shears sheep

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After all, in 2004, Prince Harry’s cousin Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, married a Maori former sheepshearer called Gary, who had an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, and no one batted an eyelid. Craig Brown, The Cut, 1 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheepshearer was in 1539

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Cite this Entry

“Sheepshearer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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