[ leg-man, -muhn ]

noun,plural leg·men [leg-men, -muhn]. /ˈlɛgˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require presence in the office.

  2. Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.

Origin of legman

1920–25. Americanism;leg + man

Words Nearby legman

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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


/ (ˈlɛɡmən) /

nounplural -men mainly US and Canadian
  1. a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source

  2. a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office

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