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goodman

[goo d-muh n]
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noun, plural good·men. Archaic.
  1. the master of a household; husband.
  2. (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

Goodman

[goo d-muh n]
noun
  1. Benjamin DavidBenny, 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
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goodman

noun plural -men archaic
  1. a husband
  2. a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
  3. a master of a household
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Goodman

noun
  1. 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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