shepherdess

noun shep·herd·ess \ ˈshe-pər-dəs \

Definition of shepherdess

: a woman or girl who tends sheep; also : a rural girl or woman

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First Known Use of shepherdess

14th century

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SHEPHERDESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of shepherdess for English Language Learners

  • : a woman whose job is to take care of sheep


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shepherdess

noun shep·herd·ess \ ˈshe-pər-dəs \

Definition of shepherdess for Students

: a woman who takes care of and guards a flock of sheep

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