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goodman

[ good-muhn ]
/ ˈgʊd mən /
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noun, plural good·men.Archaic.
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.
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Origin of goodman

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at good, -man

Other definitions for goodman (2 of 2)

Goodman
[ good-muhn ]
/ ˈgʊd mən /

noun
Benjamin David "Benny", 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
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British Dictionary definitions for goodman (1 of 2)

goodman
/ (ˈɡʊdmən) /

noun plural -men archaic
a husband
a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
a master of a household

British Dictionary definitions for goodman (2 of 2)

Goodman
/ (ˈɡʊdmən) /

noun
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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