the master of a household; husband.
(initial capital letter) a title of respect used for a man below the rank of gentleman, especially a farmer or yeoman.
Other definitions for Goodman (2 of 2)
Benjamin David "Benny", 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
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How to use goodman in a sentence
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to award goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for luring the mob away from lawmakers.“Where They Countin’ the Votes?!”: New Video Details Tense Moments as Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers | by Jack Gillum, video by Lucas Waldron and Maya Eliahou | January 15, 2021 | ProPublica
goodman had the benefit of his professional training, of course.
goodman said several factors are contributing to the regional increase, including people spending more time indoors as the weather turns colder, as well as people tiring of the virus and safety protocols that health officials say slow its spread.Daily coronavirus caseload surpasses 2,000 in D.C. region again, as infection rates continue to rise | Dana Hedgpeth, Rachel Chason | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
“Being able to do something in a time like this has been really nice — otherwise it’s just so hard to sit and wait and see while your whole industry is in crisis,” goodman says.Your Favorite Apron and Kitchen Gear Companies Are Now Making Face Masks | Ellie Krupnick | October 6, 2020 | Eater
goodman says under-eye fillers, quoted at $1,700 per treatment, are a top draw right now.The Zoom effect: Why plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures might be more popular because of the pandemic | Rachel King | October 3, 2020 | Fortune
goodman retreated to house arrest at his luxury mansion on $4 million bail.
After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.
As the verdict was read this afternoon, goodman showed no emotion.
On this particular day, goodman is in the kitchen with the actress playing his daughter and a fake reality TV camera crew.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit | Kevin Fallon | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In an excerpt from his ebook The Dudes Abide, Jeff Bridges and John goodman meet the Dude and Walter for the first time.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life | Alex Belth | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Englishman who had been active in managing the escape of goodman was both fined and imprisoned.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Brigette humored the gormandizing of her master, the only weakness of the goodman.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Say, was it this goodman that kicked me in the ribs while I was tryin' to pick up the captain?From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb
goodman and goodwife were in those days used in the same way as Mr. and Mrs. are now.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire | John Noake
It was a common saying: “The first tale by the goodman, and tales to daylight by the guest.”The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
British Dictionary definitions for goodman (1 of 2)
a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
a master of a household
British Dictionary definitions for Goodman (2 of 2)
Benny, full name Benjamin David Goodman. 1909–86, US jazz clarinetist and bandleader, whose treatment of popular songs created the jazz idiom known as swing
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