[air-muh n]

noun, plural air·men.

an aviator.
U.S. Air Force. an enlisted person of one of the three lowest ranks (airman basic, airman, airman first class).
a member of a military aircrew.
(in other countries) an enlisted person in the air force.

Nearby words

  1. airline chicken breast,
  2. airliner,
  3. airlock,
  4. airmada,
  5. airmail,
  6. airman's medal,
  7. airmanship,
  8. airmobile,
  9. airpack,
  10. airpark

Origin of airman

1870–75, for an earlier sense; air1 + -man, on the model of seaman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for airman


noun plural -men

an aviator, esp a man who serves in his country's air force
Derived Formsairwoman, fem n

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