- an enlisted person who serves in the messroom.
Origin of messman
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Examples from the Web for messman
The cook and messman often made their presence felt and heard.
Celebrations were carried on into the night, but no one forgot the cook and the messman.
The messman's head appeared, and the minute it bobbed up into sight it was greeted with a volley of vegetables.Pincher Martin, O.D.
H. Taprell Dorling
The cook prepared the meals, and the messman of the day rendered any assistance necessary.
The first hint of this came from the messman and cook who commenced to make a Herculean sweep of the pint-mugs and tin plates.