airman

[ air-muhn ]
/ ˈɛər mən /

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 ).Abbreviation: Amn
a member of a military aircrew.
(in other countries) an enlisted person in the air force.

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Origin of airman

1870–75, for an earlier sense; air1 + -man, on the model of seaman
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British Dictionary definitions for airman

airman
/ (ˈɛəmən) /

noun plural -men

an aviator, esp a man who serves in his country's air force

Derived forms of airman

airwoman, fem n
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