from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who tends swine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who herds and tends swine, a keeper of swine (pigs).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A keeper of swine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A herder or keeper of swine. Also swineward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a herder or swine
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. (Wiktionary)