- a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.
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?
November 23, 2014
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
November 3, 2014
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’?
October 30, 2014
Some, like my first batman Dinsdale, died in hospital at Alexandria or in Malta.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
So I told my batman to get hot water brought there in the mornings.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919
As soon as my batman wires me that the weather has improved.The Orchard of Tears
The other was a military “batman,” a blue-eyed Yorkshireman.The Watchers of the Plains
He slept soundly and was wakened an hour before dawn by his batman.Tam O' The Scoots
- an officer's personal servant in any of the armed forces
- a character in an American comic strip and several films who secretly assumes a batlike costume in order to fight crime
- John . 1801–39, a pioneer who selected the site of the city of Melbourne
Word Origin and History 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.