goatherd early 13c. (as a surname), from GOAT (Cf. goat) + HERD (Cf. herd).

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  • Goatherd — Goat herd , n. One who tends goats. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goatherd — ► NOUN ▪ a person who tends goats …   English terms dictionary

  • goatherd — [gōt′hʉrd΄] n. one who herds or tends goats …   English World dictionary

  • Goatherd — A goatherd (IPAEng|ˈgoʊtˌhɜrd) or a goatherder is a person who herds goats for a living. Similar to a shepherd who tends sheep for a living, the drover here herds goats. Goatherds are popular in countries where goat populations are natively high; …   Wikipedia

  • goatherd — UK [ˈɡəʊtˌhɜː(r)d] / US [ˈɡoʊtˌhɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms goatherd : singular goatherd plural goatherds someone whose job is to look after goats …   English dictionary

  • goatherd — noun Etymology: Middle English goteherd, from Old English gāthyrd Date: before 12th century a person who tends goats …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goatherd — /goht herrd /, n. a person who tends goats. [bef. 1000; ME; OE gathyrde. See GOAT, HERD2] * * * …   Universalium

  • goatherd — noun A person who tends goats …   Wiktionary

  • goatherd — Synonyms and related words: Gyropilot, automatic pilot, boatheader, boatsteerer, cattleman, cicerone, courier, cowboy, cowgirl, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpuncher, coxswain, dragoman, drover, gaucho, gooseboy, gooseherd, guide, guidepost,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • goatherd — goat|herd [ˈgəuthə:d US ˈgouthə:rd] n someone who looks after a group of goats …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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