[bahrj-muh n]

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. 2018

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
  1. a person employed on or in charge of a barge
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