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[pohl-tree-muh n] /ˈpoʊl tri mən/
noun, plural poultrymen.
a person who raises domestic fowls, especially chickens, to sell as meat; a chicken farmer.
a poultry dealer, especially one who sells chickens at retail for cooking.
Origin of poultryman
First recorded in 1565-75; poultry + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She grew up and married a poultryman in Quay Street, Bristol.

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
  • In the remainder of the volume we will consider the poultryman as an egg farmer.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The poultryman has been a disciple of the poultry papers and poultry fanciers of the day.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The study of these diseases is good for the poultryman, it gives his mind exercise.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Unfortunately, this scheme is not open to the poultryman who has breeding stock for sale.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • A Lancashire poultryman drifted into Barbury Green yesterday.

    The Diary of a Goose Girl Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  • If you want a real job—at real pay or if you want to start profitable business of your own—become a trained poultryman.

  • The poultryman, especially if he is a novice, will do well if he carefully observes the recommendations of competent authorities.

    A Living from the Land William B. Duryee
  • Men are nominated for office, because the Boss has picked them out, as a poultryman might select a fat goose.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Michael the poultryman was adding the little garden and the stall in the Poultry to his own business.

    In the Days of the Guild Louise Lamprey
British Dictionary definitions for poultryman


noun (pl) -trymen, -terers
Also called chicken farmer. a person who rears domestic fowls, esp chickens, for their eggs or meat
a dealer in poultry, esp one who sells the dressed carcasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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