cowherd

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From Middle English couherde, from Old English cūhyrde, equivalent to cow +‎ herd (herder). Cognate with German Kuhhirte (cowherd). Compare shepherd, goatherd, swineherd, etc.

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cowherd (plural cowherds)

  1. A person who herds cattle; a cowboy.

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