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noun plural -men
  1. British obsolete a seller of pies
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Examples from the Web for pieman

Historical Examples

  • Says the pieman to Simple Simon, "Show me first your penny."

    Christmas Entertainments

    Alice Maude Kellogg

  • Take care o' the archvay, gen'l'm'n. "Heads," as the pieman says.

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens

  • The London pieman, as he takes his walks abroad, makes a practice of “looking in” at all the taverns on his way.

  • My fame as a pieman led to my selling almanacks on the market days at Christmas.

  • He was a duffer besides being a pieman, and was transported some years ago.