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legman

[ leg-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈlɛgˌmæn, -mən /
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noun, plural leg·men [leg-men, -muhn]. /ˈlɛgˌmɛn, -mən/.

a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require his or her presence in the office.
Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.

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Origin of legman

1920–25. Americanism;leg + man
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How to use legman in a sentence

  • A large and very popular group of family jokes centred about the plant of the legman.

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for legman

legman
/ (ˈlɛɡmən) /

noun plural -men mainly US and Canadian

a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source
a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office
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