Definition of shepherdess
: a woman or girl who tends sheep; also : a rural girl or woman
Recent Examples of shepherdess from the Web
Actors playing sheep and a shepherdess instruct the crowd in the finer points of baaa-ing and hoof-bumping.
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First Known Use of shepherdess
SHEPHERDESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shepherdess for English Language Learners
: a woman whose job is to take care of sheep
SHEPHERDESS Defined for Kids
Definition of shepherdess for Students
: a woman who takes care of and guards a flock of sheep
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