[plou-muh n]

noun, plural plow·men.

a man who plows.
a farm laborer or a rustic.

Origin of plowman

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at plow, -man
Related formsplow·man·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for plowman

oaf, bumpkin, lout, boor, redneck, clown, rustic, shoe, hind, yokel, hick, boot

Examples from the Web for plowman

Contemporary Examples of plowman

Historical Examples of plowman

  • It was to this place that the plowman was bending his homeward way.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • "Yes, for the present; I am the plowman," he said, in the wish to let her know he was not a common hand.

    Wayside Courtships

    Hamlin Garland

  • The one I have first shown you is of a plowman plowing at evening.

  • The plowman is no longer content to keep his eye forever on the furrow.

    Chapters in Rural Progress

    Kenyon L. Butterfield

  • Was it Burns who followed the plough, or only Piers Plowman?

Word Origin and History for plowman

also plow-man, c.1300, from plow + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper