[pohl-tree-muh n]
noun, plural poul·try·men.
  1. a person who raises domestic fowls, especially chickens, to sell as meat; a chicken farmer.
  2. a poultry dealer, especially one who sells chickens at retail for cooking.

Origin of poultryman

First recorded in 1565–75; poultry + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for poultry-man



noun plural -trymen or -terers
  1. Also called: chicken farmer a person who rears domestic fowls, esp chickens, for their eggs or meat
  2. a dealer in poultry, esp one who sells the dressed carcasses
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