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daysman

[ deyz-muh n ]
/ ˈdeɪz mən /
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noun, plural days·men. Archaic.

an umpire; mediator.

Nearby words

days of grace, days of wine and roses, daysail, dayshell, dayside, daysman, dayspring, daystar, daytime, dayton, daytona beach

Origin of daysman

1480–90; day + ’s1 + -man; compare day to submit for arbitration, apparently v. use of day
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Examples from the Web for daysman

  • He envied every daysman and drover in the tavern their manly speech.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857|Various