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[dair-ee-muh n]
noun, plural dair·y·men.
  1. an owner or manager of a dairy.
  2. an employee in a dairy.
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Origin of dairyman

First recorded in 1775–85; dairy + -man

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for dairyman

Historical Examples

  • In the churchyard is the grave of his heroine, little Jane, the "Dairyman's Daughter."

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • No, sir, something in the style of the ‘Dairyman’s Daughter.


    George Borrow

  • The book should be in the hands of every dairyman, teacher or student.

    Your Plants

    James Sheehan

  • "Rudi, you shall be a dairyman," said Franz Martin decisively.

  • This speaker was the dairyman himself; by whom the milkmaids and men were employed.

    Wessex Tales

    Thomas Hardy

British Dictionary definitions for dairyman


noun plural -men
  1. a man who works in a dairy or deals in dairy products
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