And so comes the odd question of which camp should win out—the Jokers or the batmen?
batmen, cooks, and servants were hurried up to help stem the overflowing tide of Germans.
So his find in batmen wasn't going to be as wonderful as all that, after all.
Then the batmen were fetched in and given the presents from the Christmas Tree.
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.
Staff-sergeants, batmen, and other details are proportionately provided for.
Both of us would have liked to take our batmen with us and to say: "Don't trouble, my man will do that for you."
"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.
Note: Batman's adventures have been widely adapted for television and a number of motion pictures.