milkman

[milk-man]

Origin of milkman

First recorded in 1580–90; milk + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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milkman

noun plural -men
  1. a man who delivers or sells milk
  2. a man who milks cows; dairyman
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Word Origin and History for milkman
n.

1580s, from milk (n.) + man (n.).

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