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turfman

[turf-muh n]
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noun, plural turf·men.
  1. a person who is extremely devoted to horse racing.
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Origin of turfman

First recorded in 1810–20; turf + -man
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Examples from the Web for turfman

Historical Examples

  • He nodded up the aisle where the turfman was entertaining the major and his wife.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • There, a man's horse is his life; to the turfman it is his fortune—one and the same.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • Time and time again he determined to face the turfman and learn the worst.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • He is a turfman, with carefully brushed side-whiskers dyed coal-black, and hawk-like eyes.

  • It was a month, dating from the memorable meeting with the turfman, before Garrison was able to leave the hospital.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson


British Dictionary definitions for turfman

turfman

noun plural -men
  1. mainly US a person devoted to horse racingAlso called: turfite (ˈtɜːfaɪt)
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