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dairyman

[dair-ee-muh n] /ˈdɛər i mən/
noun, plural dairymen.
1.
an owner or manager of a dairy.
2.
an employee in a dairy.
Origin of dairyman
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; dairy + -man
Usage note
See -man.
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Examples from the Web for dairyman
Historical Examples
  • In the churchyard is the grave of his heroine, little Jane, the "dairyman's Daughter."

  • No, sir, something in the style of the ‘dairyman’s Daughter.

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

    Your Plants James Sheehan
  • "Rudi, you shall be a dairyman," said Franz Martin decisively.

  • This speaker was the dairyman himself; by whom the milkmaids and men were employed.

    Wessex Tales Thomas Hardy
  • He should come down the left-hand side of the ward and hear what the dairyman says.

    A Diary Without Dates Enid Bagnold
  • 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
  • The dairyman has perhaps put me a bit against the camp across the road.

    A Diary Without Dates Enid Bagnold
  • The dairyman failed in business, and became a hackney-cab driver.

    Colonel Chabert Honore de Balzac
  • The dairyman who supplied the milk did all he could to counteract it.

    The Sorcery Club

    Elliott O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for dairyman

dairyman

/ˈdɛərɪmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who works in a dairy or deals in dairy products
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