Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or suiting a shepherd; pastoral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Resembling a shepherd; suiting a shepherd; pastoral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a shepherd; suiting a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

shepherd +‎ -ish

Examples

  • And so it happened that when Basilius, the better to breed Zelmane's liking, appointed a fair field for shepherdish pastimes, Zelmane and Dorus were both of the company, Dorus still keeping his eye on Pamela, and Zelmane setting the hand of Philoclea to her lips, when suddenly there came out of a wood a monstrous lion, with

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

  • Diaphantus was grown weary of his abode in Arcadia, seeing the court could not be visited, but was prohibited to all men save certain shepherdish people.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

  • When Zelmane next returned to the arbour where she had met Musidorus she saw, walking from herward, a man in shepherdish apparel, with a sheephook in his right hand, and singing as he went a lamentable tune.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

  • Aurora, fast flying, turned a rosy cheek, then the night hid her path with his spangled mantle, and all this company of shepherdish folk left the gray lawns for Astrophel's house, that was lit with clear wax and smelled sweet of roses.

    Sir Mortimer

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.