[ wawk-muh n, -man ]
/ ˈwɔk mən, -ˌmæn /
the proprietary name of a brand of portable audio player, especially a cassette player and radio, used with headphones.
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Origin of Walkman
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for walkman
People had been carrying around music for several years – transistor radios, the Walkman, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for walkman
/ (ˈwɔːkmən) /
trademark a small portable media player with light headphones
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