- a person who is extremely devoted to horse racing.
Origin of turfman
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Examples from the Web for turfman
He nodded up the aisle where the turfman was entertaining the major and his wife.
There, a man's horse is his life; to the turfman it is his fortune—one and the same.
Time and time again he determined to face the turfman and learn the worst.
He is a turfman, with carefully brushed side-whiskers dyed coal-black, and hawk-like eyes.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
Fear never would have given the turfman the entre to the Desha home; only friendship.
- mainly US a person devoted to horse racingAlso called: turfite (ˈtɜːfaɪt)
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