Definitions

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  • n. A boy who herds animals.

Etymologies

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herds +‎ boy

Examples

  • A herdsboy displays a favourite fruit, Coccinia grandis, Lokwar village, south Turkana

    Chapter 6

  • August 1905 of Tswana stock in the western Transvaal, he belonged to a peasant family, worked as herdsboy, domestic servant, waiter, miner and baker, attended confirmation classes, and taught himself to read and write as he went from job to job.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 21

  • I did not know that thou wast anything more than a herdsboy.

    The Jungle Book

  • How much had happened since those distant days when as a little herdsboy he had walked behind the bullocks on the great northward trek.

    The Great Boer War

  • "'But I have no watchmen,' I said again; 'I have only a little herdsboy and

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