[leg-man, -muh n]
noun, plural leg·men [leg-men, -muh n] /ˈlɛgˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require his or her presence in the office.
  2. Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.
Compare district man.

Origin of legman

1920–25. Americanism; leg + man1
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Examples from the Web for legman

Historical Examples of legman

  • 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


noun plural -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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