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bagman

[bag-man for 1; bag-muh n for 2, 3] /ˈbægˌmæn for 1; ˈbæg mən for 2, 3/
noun, plural bagmen
[bag-men for 1;bag-muh n for 2, 3] /ˈbægˌmɛn for 1;ˈbæg mən for 2, 3/ (Show IPA)
1.
dishonest official; a person who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.
2.
British. a traveling salesman; drummer.
3.
Australian. a tramp; swagman.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35, for an earlier literally sense; bag + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for bagman

bagman

/ˈbæɡmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Brit, informal) a travelling salesman
2.
(slang, mainly US) a person who collects or distributes money for racketeers
3.
(informal, mainly Canadian) a person who solicits money or subscriptions for a political party
4.
(Austral, history) a tramp or swagman, esp one on horseback
5.
(Austral, slang) Also called bagswinger. someone who takes money for a bookmaker
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Slang definitions & phrases for bagman

bagman

noun
  1. A person who collects money for bribers, extortionists, mobsters, etc: And he was meeting the bagman and it went haywire (1920s+ Underworld)
  2. A person who peddles drugs; pusher (1960s+ Narcotics)

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