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noun, plural milk·men.
  1. a person who sells or delivers milk.
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Origin of milkman

First recorded in 1580–90; milk + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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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


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

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