[ ad-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈædˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural ad·men [ad-men, -muhn]. /ˈædˌmɛn, -mən/.

Also called advertising man. one whose profession is writing, designing, or selling advertisements.
a printer or compositor who specializes in setting advertisements.

Origin of adman

1905–10; ad1 + man or -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for adman

  • Benjamin Sarlin talks to the adman who helped bring down a Senate legend.

    The Ad That Did Specter In|Benjamin Sarlin|May 20, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Huckster Heaven, in Hollywood, set out to fulfill the adman's dream in every particular.

    Telempathy|Vance Simonds

British Dictionary definitions for adman

/ (ˈædˌmæn, -mən) /

noun plural -men

informal a person who works in advertising
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