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airman

[air-muh n] /ˈɛər mən/
noun, plural airmen.
1.
an aviator.
2.
U.S. Air Force. an enlisted person of one of the three lowest ranks (airman basic, airman, airman first class)
3.
a member of a military aircrew.
4.
(in other countries) an enlisted person in the air force.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, for an earlier sense; air1 + -man, on the model of seaman
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  • He had a friend who had been a highly-decorated airman and now worked for an advertising agency.
British Dictionary definitions for airman

airman

/ˈɛəmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
an aviator, esp a man who serves in his country's air force
Derived Forms
airwoman, noun:feminine
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