swine·​herd | \ ˈswīn-ˌhərd How to pronounce swineherd (audio) \

Definition of swineherd

: one who tends swine

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Recent Examples on the Web So do the breezy complacency of Menelaus, the innocence of Nausicaa, the gruff decency of the swineherd Eumaeus. Gregory Hays, New York Times, "A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line," 5 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of swineherd

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Swineherd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swineherd. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of swineherd

old-fashioned : a person whose job is to take care of pigs

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