- a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.
Origin of batman
Examples from the Web for batmen
And so comes the odd question of which camp should win out—the Jokers or the Batmen?Anonymous Member Speaks About Divide in the Collective’s Mission
June 13, 2012
So his find in batmen wasn't going to be as wonderful as all that, after all.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Then the batmen were fetched in and given the presents from the Christmas Tree.Tell England
A limited number of openings are offered to any who care to act as batmen to unemployed munition-workers.
It is impossible to imagine what we should have done without runners, signallers or batmen, to say nothing of the food.The Fifth Leicestershire
Batmen, cooks, and servants were hurried up to help stem the overflowing tide of Germans.Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3)
Charles G. D. Roberts
- an officer's personal servant in any of the armed forces
- a character in an American comic strip and several films who secretly assumes a batlike costume in order to fight crime
- John . 1801–39, a pioneer who selected the site of the city of Melbourne
Word Origin and History for batmen
"officer's servant," originally military title for "man in charge of a bat-horse and its load," 1755, from bat "pack-saddle" (late 14c.), from Old French bast (Modern French bât), from Late Latin bastum (see baton). Hence also batwoman (1941). The comic book hero dates from 1939.
A comic strip character that first appeared in 1939. With his faithful sidekick Robin (the Boy Wonder), Batman fights crime in Gotham City, foiling evil villains such as the Joker and the Riddler.