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[dair-ee-muh n] /ˈdɛər i mən/
noun, plural dairymen.
an owner or manager of a dairy.
an employee in a dairy.
Origin of dairyman
First recorded in 1775-85; dairy + -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even Mr Clare began to feel tragical at the dairyman's desperation.

  • The book should be in the hands of every dairyman, teacher or student.

    Your Plants James Sheehan
  • There is no reason why a 'docker' should not grow his own vegetables and be his own dairyman at the same time.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
  • "Rudi, you shall be a dairyman," said Franz Martin decisively.

  • The dairyman, or fromager, is generally a hired workman, specially trained for the work.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He should come down the left-hand side of the ward and hear what the dairyman says.

    A Diary Without Dates Enid Bagnold
  • As the dairyman cannot raise good calves on skimmed milk, so we cannot raise robust children without plenty of butter and milk.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The dairyman hasn't been to the Front; you needn't go to the Front to hate the war.

    A Diary Without Dates Enid Bagnold
  • And that brings me to a piece of proverbial wisdom that I haven't seen quoted in the reports of the dairyman's Association.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • The dairyman has perhaps put me a bit against the camp across the road.

    A Diary Without Dates Enid Bagnold
British Dictionary definitions for dairyman


noun (pl) -men
a man who works in a dairy or deals in dairy products
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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