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[drey-muh n] /ˈdreɪ mən/
noun, plural draymen.
a person who drives a dray.
Origin of drayman
First recorded in 1575-85; dray + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Oh, Oliver,” said the drayman, and a fine burst of intelligence p. 197lighted up his broad English countenance.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • It is generally I who play the drayman, because of the strength of my vocal organs.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • Being skeptical about this, he asked a drayman who was passing how far it was to the Plaza.

  • Well, M. Passajon, how long is it since the affair of the drayman?

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • A drayman who had hauled the goods and chattels of the woman he was tracing had given Gard the Germantown address.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • I am generally selected for the drayman's part, because of my voice.

    The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet
  • The drayman produced his bottle, along with his tin pannikin.

    Lost Lenore Charles Beach
  • Bat was not there, but the drayman was, and also the digger.

    Lost Lenore Charles Beach
  • Old Bill Dorgan, the drayman, has stood on the platform every day since the line was built, rain or shine.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • "He's mine," broke in a voice, as a drayman pushed his way through the crowd.

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
Word Origin and History for drayman

1580s, from dray + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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