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serviceman

[sur-vis-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural serv·ice·men [sur-vis-men, -muh n] /ˈsɜr vɪsˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a member of the armed forces of a country.
  2. a person whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: a television serviceman.
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Origin of serviceman

First recorded in 1920–25; service1 + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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Related Words for servicemen

army, team, crew, delegation, contingent, squad, gang, party, military, unit, servicemen, enemy, soldier, assailant, adversary, antagonist, serviceman, gathering, corps, number

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British Dictionary definitions for servicemen

serviceman

noun plural -men
  1. Also called (feminine): servicewoman a person who serves in the armed services of a country
  2. a man employed to service and maintain equipment
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Word Origin and History for servicemen

serviceman

n.

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

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