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[ik-spres-muh n, -man]
noun, plural ex·press·men [ik-spres-muh n, -men] /ɪkˈsprɛs mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a person who makes collections or deliveries for an express company.
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Origin of expressman

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; express + man1
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Examples from the Web for expressman

Historical Examples

  • The appearance of an expressman warned them that they were nearing Boston.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

    Joslyn Gray

  • The only character I've actually decided upon is the expressman.

  • He's hardly seen you at all since his return, and—that's the expressman with the trunks.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • The expressman was already there, with about as much as he could carry.

  • “Here comes the expressman for the trunks,” said Dr. Morton.

    Chicken Little Jane

    Lily Munsell Ritchie