Swineherd \Swine"herd`\, n. A keeper of swine. [1913 Webster]

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  • swineherd — c.1100, swynhyrde; see SWINE (Cf. swine) + HERD (Cf. herd) …   Etymology dictionary

  • swineherd — ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ a person who tends pigs …   English terms dictionary

  • swineherd — [swīn′hʉrd΄] n. a person who tends swine …   English World dictionary

  • Swineherd — A Swineherd (IPAEng|ˈswaɪnhɜrd) is a person who looks after pigs. The term has fallen out of popular use in favour of pig farmer .Pig farming today is still carried out in a manner that can be compared to that practiced in Roman times. Marcus… …   Wikipedia

  • swineherd — UK [ˈswaɪnˌhɜː(r)d] / US [ˈswaɪnˌhɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms swineherd : singular swineherd plural swineherds an old word for someone whose job was to look after pigs …   English dictionary

  • swineherd — noun Date: before 12th century one who tends swine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swineherd — swineherdship, n. /swuyn herrd /, n. a person who tends swine. [bef. 1100; ME; late OE swynhyrde. See SWINE, HERD2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swineherd — noun /ˈswɑɪnˌhɜːd/ A keeper of swine (pigs) …   Wiktionary

  • swineherd — Synonyms and related words: cattleman, cowboy, cowgirl, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpuncher, drover, gaucho, goatherd, gooseboy, gooseherd, herder, herdsman, hogherd, horse wrangler, horseherd, pigman, puncher, sheepherder, sheepman, shepherd,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swineherd — swine|herd [ˈswaınhə:d US hə:rd] n [: Old English; Origin: swinhyrde, from swin ( SWINE) + hyrde herdsman ] old use someone who looks after pigs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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