- (in the Near East) a professional interpreter.
Origin of dragoman
Related Words for dragomanlinguist, adapter, polyglot, cryptologist, decoder, dragoman, cryptographer, explainer, glossator
Examples from the Web for dragoman
Historical Examples of dragoman
The only objection is, he's not as good-looking as Monny and I wanted our dragoman to be.
Then the lady say very quick she will take me for her dragoman.
There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.
Afterward I learned that he was our dragoman's father; but I was loyal and did not tell.
It was too late from the moment that dragoman warned—my husband.
- (in some Middle Eastern countries, esp formerly) a professional interpreter or guide
Word Origin for dragoman
early 14c., from Old French drugemen, from late Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic targuman "interpreter," from targama "interpret." Treated in English as a compound, with plural -men.