[yeg-muh n]

noun, plural yegg·men.

Origin of yeggman

1900–05, Americanism; apparently yegg + -man, though the appearance of yegg as an independent word is later Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of yeggman

  • Before the yeggman could make reply the girl spoke up quickly.

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    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • It reminded him very much of his friend the yeggman in New York.


    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • The Bowery thug and yeggman are much more dangerous enemies to society than the average gipsy.

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

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • The seasoned "yeggman," constitutionally and on principle opposed to toil, rarely works.