- a person who tallies or keeps account of something.
- British. a person who sells merchandise on the hire-purchase system.
Origin of tallyman
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Examples from the Web for tallyman
I noticed it, myself, with more especial observation, at my post of tallyman.
Some of them had to pay a shilling a week to a tallyman or credit clothier.
I was again dressed up in a borrowed boiler suit for the duties of tallyman.
The only individual who was received with equal cordiality by all ranks, was the tallyman's traveller.
And the side of bacon lay upon the hillside until the tallyman from Portburdock found it in the morning.The Wonderful Visit
Herbert George Wells
- a scorekeeper or recorder
- dialect a travelling salesman for a firm specializing in hire-purchase
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