noun, plural ice·men.

a man whose business is gathering, storing, selling, or delivering ice.

Origin of iceman

First recorded in 1835–45; ice + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of iceman

Historical Examples of iceman

  • For my part I should think she'd rather have a policeman or—or the iceman!


    Jane Abbott

  • There is the Gasman, and man who inspects the water-meter, and the Iceman, and the Plumber.

    The Idiot at Home

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • The grocer, the butcher and the iceman all conspired against him.

  • You haven't used that tone since Euphemia baked a pie for the iceman.

    The Man in Lower Ten

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The iceman bowed, and held his hat in his two hands behind him.


    O. Henry

Word Origin and History for iceman

1844, from ice (n.) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper