yardman

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[yahrd-muh n]

Origin of yardman

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First recorded in 1885–90; yard1 + -man

yardman

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[yahrd-muh n]
noun, plural yard·men.
  1. a person who works in a railroad yard, boatyard, lumberyard, or the like.
  2. a person employed to care for the yard of a house, public building, etc., as by mowing the lawn and trimming shrubbery.

Origin of yardman

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First recorded in 1815–25; yard2 + -man
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