noun, plural goodmen. Archaic.
the master of a household; husband.
(initial capital letter) a title of respect used for a man below the rank of gentleman, especially a farmer or yeoman.

1125–75; Middle English; see good, -man Unabridged


Benjamin David ("Benny") 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Unabridged
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goodman (ˈɡʊdmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a husband
2.  a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
3.  a master of a household

Goodman (ˈɡʊdmən)
Benny, full name Benjamin David Goodman. 1909--86, US jazz clarinetist and bandleader, whose treatment of popular songs created the jazz idiom known as swing

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Goodman learned quickly, becoming a strong player at an early age.
Helping to broaden the form of jazz, benny goodman gave the nascent talent a
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Some suggest that without goodman there would not have been a swing era.
Goodman is also responsible for a significant step in racial integration in
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