bagman

[ bag-man for 1; bag-muh n for 2, 3 ]
/ ˈbægˌmæn for 1; ˈbæg mən for 2, 3 /

noun, plural bag·men [bag-men for 1; bag-muh n for 2, 3] /ˈbægˌmɛn for 1; ˈbæg mən for 2, 3/.

dishonest official; a person who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.
British. a traveling salesman; drummer.
Australian. a tramp; swagman.

Origin of bagman

1525–35, for an earlier literally sense; bag + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for bagman

bagman

/ (ˈbæɡmən) /

noun plural -men

British informal a travelling salesman
slang, mainly US a person who collects or distributes money for racketeers
informal, mainly Canadian a person who solicits money or subscriptions for a political party
Australian history a tramp or swagman, esp one on horseback
Also called: bagswinger Australian slang someone who takes money for a bookmaker
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