[bahrj-muh n]

noun, plural barge·men.

one of the crew of a barge.
a person who owns, manages, or captains a barge.

Origin of bargeman

1400–50, earlier in Anglo-Latin, Anglo-French; Middle English; see barge, man1
Also called, especially British, bar·gee [bahr-jee] /bɑrˈdʒi/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bargee

Historical Examples of bargee

  • Please, Mr. Bargee, will you take us in your boat as far as Firdale?

    Two Little Travellers

    Frances Browne Arthur

  • He avowed himself to have been a bargee in the earth-plane—should one say the water-plane?

    Mystic London:

    Charles Maurice Davies

  • Like the bargee of whom Stevenson wrote, there seems to be no reason why he should not live for ever.

    A Floating Home

    Cyril Ionides

  • The bargee turned so pale, that he looked like a colliers tablecloth.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • What such a waggoner might do on land, bargee does on the river.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for bargee


US and Canadian bargeman (ˈbɑːdʒmən)

noun plural bargees or bargemen

a person employed on or in charge of a barge
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