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serviceman

[ sur-vis-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪsˌmæn, -mən /
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noun, plural serv·ice·men [sur-vis-men, -muh n] /ˈsɜr vɪsˌmɛn, -mən/.

a member of the armed forces of a country.
a person whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: a television serviceman.

RELATED WORDS

enemy, soldier, assailant, adversary, antagonist, warrior, belligerent, contender, foe, battler

Nearby words

service tree, service uniform, service, robert william, serviceable, serviceberry, serviceman, serviceperson, services, servicewoman, servient, servient tenement

Origin of serviceman

First recorded in 1920–25; service1 + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for serviceman

serviceman

/ (ˈsɜːvɪsˌmæn, -mən) /

noun plural -men

Also called (feminine): servicewoman a person who serves in the armed services of a country
a man employed to service and maintain equipment
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Word Origin and History for serviceman

serviceman


n.

1899, from service (n.) + man (n.).

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