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[ri-pair-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural re·pair·men [ri-pair-men, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person whose occupation is the making of repairs, readjustments, etc.
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Origin of repairman

First recorded in 1870–75; repair1 + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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Related Words for repairman

technician, repairman

Examples from the Web for repairman

Historical Examples of repairman

  • The repairman should choose the one which he considers most suitable for his shop.

    The Automobile Storage Battery

    O. A. Witte

  • The repairman should be very slow in adjusting generator outputs.

  • "Let's try it," the repairman said, plugging the cord into a wall socket.

  • The repairman consulted his notebook, and moved to stand in front of the screen.

  • "Only the picture—" the repairman paused, trying to find the right phrase.

British Dictionary definitions for repairman


noun plural -men
  1. a man whose job it is to repair machines, appliances, etc
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