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headman

[ hed-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmæn /
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noun, plural head·men [hed-muhn, -men]. /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a chief or leader.

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Origin of headman

before 1000; Middle English he(ve)dman,Old English hēafodman.See head, man
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British Dictionary definitions for headman

headman
/ (ˈhɛdmən) /

noun plural -men

anthropol a chief or leader
a foreman or overseer
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