Dictionary.com

placeman

[ pleys-muhn ]
/ ˈpleɪs mən /
Save This Word!

noun, plural place·men.British.

a person appointed to a position, especially one in the government, as a reward for political support of an elected official.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of placeman

First recorded in 1735–45; place + -man

OTHER WORDS FROM placeman

place·man·ship, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for placeman

British Dictionary definitions for placeman

placeman
/ (ˈpleɪsmən) /

noun plural -men

British derogatory a person who holds a public office, esp for private profit and as a reward for political support
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK