[goo d-muh n]
- 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.
Origin of goodman
[goo d-muh n]
- Benjamin DavidBenny, 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
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Examples from the Web for goodman
Goodman retreated to house arrest at his luxury mansion on $4 million bail.
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
October 24, 2014
Bridges and Goodman read through the scenes as the Dude and Walter.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life
July 26, 2014
Moses can recall only one volunteer deciding to go home after Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner disappeared.The 1964 Miss. Freedom Summer Protests Won Progress At a Bloody Price
June 21, 2014
Good day, pussy,” said the goodman; “have you had any food to-day?
Ward now and then asked Goodman why he did not join in the banter.
"You can never afford to publish that," the foreman said to, Goodman.
But it was the other sketch which settled Goodman's decision.
Goodman permitted him to say absolutely what he pleased upon any subject.
- a husband
- a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
- a master of a household
- 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