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plowman

[plou-muh n] /ˈplaʊ mən/
noun, plural plowmen.
1.
a man who plows.
2.
a farm laborer or a rustic.
Origin of plowman
1225-1275
Middle English word dating back to 1225-75; See origin at plow, -man
Related forms
plowmanship, noun
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  • It was to this place that the plowman was bending his homeward way.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • "Yes, for the present; I am the plowman," he said, in the wish to let her know he was not a common hand.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • The one I have first shown you is of a plowman plowing at evening.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • The plowman is no longer content to keep his eye forever on the furrow.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Was it Burns who followed the plough, or only Piers plowman?

  • How would you like to have a plowman for a son-in-law, Jock Stair, my daddy O?

    Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane
  • Piers plowman gives us a lurid picture of what went on there.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • A plowman on his legs, is higher than a gentleman on his knees.

  • Piers plowman speaks of "merchantes merkes ymedeled in glasse."

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
Word Origin and History for plowman
n.

also plow-man, c.1300, from plow + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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