[ dair-ee-muhn ]

noun,plural dair·y·men.
  1. an owner or manager of a dairy.

  2. an employee in a dairy.

Origin of dairyman

First recorded in 1775–85; dairy + -man

usage note For dairyman

Is dairyman gender-neutral? See -man.

Words Nearby dairyman

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How to use dairyman in a sentence

  • But, under the influences of the blind god, the stern student of the "dairyman's Daughter" seemed to thaw.

  • This is an important operation, and on its proper performance depends much of the success of the dairyman.

    Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
  • No, sir, something in the style of the ‘dairyman’s Daughter.

    Lavengro | George Borrow
  • Sitting down as a level member of the dairyman's household seemed at the outset an undignified proceeding.

  • dairyman Crick's household of maids and men lived on comfortably, placidly, even merrily.

British Dictionary definitions for dairyman


/ (ˈdɛərɪmən) /

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

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