a seaman who works on a merchant vessel.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of merchant seaman
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby merchant seaman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for merchant seaman
The merchant-seaman, like the statesman, had yet many a thing to learn.Sir Walter Raleigh and his Time|Charles Kingsley