[ speys-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural space·men [speys-men, -muh n] /ˈspeɪsˌmɛn, -mən/.

an astronaut.
a visitor to earth from outer space; extraterrestrial.


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Origin of spaceman

First recorded in 1935–40; space + man1

usage note for spaceman

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for spaceman


feminine spacewoman

/ (ˈspeɪsˌmæn) /

noun plural -men or -women

a person who travels in outer space, esp one trained to participate in a space flight
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