Definition of Shepherdess

1. Noun. A woman shepherd.

Generic synonyms: Sheepherder, Sheepman, Shepherd

Definition of Shepherdess

1. n. A woman who tends sheep; hence, a rural lass.

Definition of Shepherdess

1. Noun. A female shepherd. ¹

2. Noun. A large and deep armchair with a cushion. ¹

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Definition of Shepherdess

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Medical Definition of Shepherdess

1. A woman who tends sheep; hence, a rural lass. "She put herself into the garb of a shepherdess." (Sir P. Sidney) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shepherdess

shepherd's crook
shepherd's knot
shepherd's needle
shepherd's pie
shepherd's pies
shepherd's pipe
shepherd's pouch
shepherd's purse
shepherd dog
shepherd dogs
shepherd kings
shepherd moon
shepherdess (current term)
shepherds pie
shepherds pies

Literary usage of Shepherdess

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1. Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1908)
"2 Although thus rejected by the popular stage of King James, The Faithful shepherdess was revived in 1634, with a setting of Inigo Jones' devising, ..."

2. An Anthology of Recent Poetryby Lettice D'Oyly Walters by Lettice D'Oyly Walters (1920)
"THE shepherdess IHE walks—the lady of my delight— A shepherdess of sheep. ... She walks—the lady of my delight— A shepherdess of sheep. ..."

3. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"THE FAITHFUL shepherdess ... therefore, a pastoral to be a representation of shepherds and shepherdess« with their actions and passions, which must be such ..."

4. The London Pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century by Warwick William Wroth, Arthur Edgar Wroth (1896)
"THE SHEPHERD AND shepherdess, CITY ROAD THE Shepherd and shepherdess ale-house stood on or near the site afterwards occupied by the well-known Eagle Tavern ..."

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