[drey-muh n]

noun, plural dray·men.

a person who drives a dray.

Origin of drayman

First recorded in 1575–85; dray + man1
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Examples from the Web for drayman

Historical Examples of drayman

  • It is generally I who play the drayman, because of the strength of my vocal organs.

    The Nabob

    Alphonse Daudet

  • Well, M. Passajon, how long is it since the affair of the drayman?

    The Nabob

    Alphonse Daudet

  • I am generally selected for the drayman's part, because of my voice.

  • Just then, Sidney observed a drayman coming toward the freight house.

    The Forged Note

    Oscar Micheaux

  • Bat was not there, but the drayman was, and also the digger.

    Lost Lenore

    Charles Beach

Word Origin and History for drayman

1580s, from dray + man (n.).

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