swineherd

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Etymology[edit]

A compound of swine +‎ herd; before 1100, from Middle English, from Late Old English swȳnhyrde (swineherd), from Old English swīn (swine, pig) + Old English hierde (herd, herder), cognate with German Schweinehirt, Schweinehirte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈswɑɪnˌhɜːd/,

Noun[edit]

swineherd (plural swineherds)

  1. A person who herds and tends swine, a keeper of swine (pigs).

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