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[pak-muh n]
noun, plural pack·men.
  1. a peddler.
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Origin of packman

First recorded in 1615–25; pack1 + -man
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Examples from the Web for packman

Historical Examples of packman

  • When he remembered he had been a packman in England it was exceedingly fine.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown

  • The packman let me have the cloth for the stockings I have knitted, look you.'

    The Making of William Edwards

    Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks

  • They employed Mr Vaughan as a packman, to transport their goods.

  • Here's Andrew the packman in the lane, with such shawls, Martha!

    Fern's Hollow

    Hesba Stretton

  • You have commenced at the hardest part of a packman's life—his journey in England.