[ yeg-muhn ]

noun,plural yegg·men.Older Slang.

Origin of yeggman

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; apparently yegg + -man, though the appearance of yegg as an independent word is later

Words Nearby yeggman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use yeggman in a sentence

  • "Old gent, if you think it's a joke jest let me ketch you lowerin' them arms of yourn," answered back the yeggman.

    Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
  • And the lady reporters would interview me and theyd publish my picture with yoursHandsome Bob, the swell society yeggman.

    Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
  • The yeggman, a strongly built slow talking man, looked like a skilled mechanic of a locomotive engineer.

    Marching Men | Sherwood Anderson
  • The Bowery thug and yeggman are much more dangerous enemies to society than the average gipsy.

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel | J. W. Duffield
  • It reminded him very much of his friend the yeggman in New York.

    Queed | Henry Sydnor Harrison