noun, plural bat·men. (in the British army)
- batista y zaldívar, fulgencio,
- batlle y ordóñez,
- batlle y ordóñez, josé,
- baton rouge,
- baton round,
- baton twirler
Origin of batman
Examples from the Web for batman
I heard that at one point you were trying to put together a Batman musical on Broadway.
With Batman and Planet of the Apes, you seem to be operating around 15 years ahead of the culture.
Comic book heroes are even hotter—Spiderman and Batman probably earn more money nowadays than Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she joins Batman and Superman in the Justice Society of America, she does so as secretary.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such standout performances have been rare: her big-screen blockbuster salvo, Batman Begins (2005), fizzled to nothing.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Batman died in September, 1869, at the age of 77, and his funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Melbourne.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
I would stand the drinks, and Howlett (my chauffeur) played the mouth-organ, and Green (my batman) (p.058) step-danced.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919|William Orpen
My batman was consumed with curiosity as to what a scorpion was like; he had 'heard tell of them' in Gallipoli.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad|Edward John Thompson
Our own bunks are quite civilised and cosy, though as small as half a big bathing-machine—swept out by our batman.
In the afternoon I sent for my batman, Critchley, as I expected to be here some days.At Ypres with Best-Dunkley|Thomas Hope Floyd
noun plural -men
Word Origin for batman
"officer's servant," originally military title for "man in charge of a bat-horse and its load," 1755, from bat "pack-saddle" (late 14c.), from Old French bast (Modern French bât), from Late Latin bastum (see baton). Hence also batwoman (1941). The comic book hero dates from 1939.
A comic strip character that first appeared in 1939. With his faithful sidekick Robin (the Boy Wonder), Batman fights crime in Gotham City, foiling evil villains such as the Joker and the Riddler.