Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words


[pit-muh n] /ˈpɪt mən/
Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for isaac pitman
Historical Examples
  • Let us always strive to uphold the reputation already gained by the followers of isaac pitman.

    Silver Links Various
  • She had grappled with isaac pitman as with Apollyon and had not been worsted.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • isaac pitman was the originator and father of scientific phonography.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • About 1837 isaac pitman, an Englishman, put stenography upon a phonetic basis and therefore a scientific basis.

  • Unexpectedly a most superior young man came within my ken who was a disciple of isaac pitman.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for isaac pitman


noun (pl) -men
(mainly Scot & Northern English) a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner


Sir Isaac. 1813–97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Pitman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for isaac

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for isaac newton