[ad-man, -muh n]
noun, plural ad·men [ad-men, -muh n] /ˈædˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. Also called advertising man. one whose profession is writing, designing, or selling advertisements.
  2. a printer or compositor who specializes in setting advertisements.

Origin of adman

1905–10; ad1 + man1 or -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -men
  1. informal a person who works in advertising
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