noun Date: before 12th century one who tends cows

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cowherd — Cow herd ( h?rd ), n. [AS. c[=u]hyrde; c[=u] cow + hyrde a herder.] One whose occupation is to tend cows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowherd — [kou′hʉrd΄] n. a person who tends grazing cattle …   English World dictionary

  • Cowherd — This famous English surname is curiously connected with bravery, and the opposite of what it may appear to imply. It is occupational, and a development of the Olde English pre 7th century cu weard meaning a cattle guard. In the ancient times the… …   Surnames reference

  • cowherd — /kow herrd /, n. a person whose occupation is tending and herding cows. [bef. 1000; ME couherde, OE cuherde; see cow1, HERD2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cowherd — noun A person who herds cattle; a cowboy …   Wiktionary

  • cowherd — n. person who tends cattle usually on foot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cowherd — chowder …   Anagrams dictionary

  • cowherd — noun a person who tends grazing cattle. Origin OE, from cow1 + obs. herd herdsman …   English new terms dictionary

  • cowherd — cow•herd [[t]ˈkaʊˌhɜrd[/t]] n. a person who tends cows • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

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