milkman

[milk-man]
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noun, plural milk·men.

a person who sells or delivers milk.

Nearby words

  1. milking machine,
  2. milking parlor,
  3. milking shed,
  4. milking stool,
  5. milkmaid,
  6. milko,
  7. milkshed,
  8. milksop,
  9. milktoast,
  10. milkweed

Origin of milkman

First recorded in 1580–90; milk + man1

Usage note

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for milkman

milkman

noun plural -men

a man who delivers or sells milk
a man who milks cows; dairyman
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Word Origin and History for milkman

milkman

n.

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

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