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iceman

[ahys-man] /ˈaɪsˌmæn/
noun, plural icemen.
1.
a man whose business is gathering, storing, selling, or delivering ice.
Origin of iceman
1835-1845
1835-45; ice + man1
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  • In the "Pendulum" Katy has a new patch in her crazy quilt which the ice man cut from the end of his four-in-hand.

    Modern Essays John Macy
  • Go back now,” said the ice man, “and I shall be there to-morrow.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • "Guess it's the ice man," said Dick, for he had arranged to have a supply left at the camp.

    Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days Howard R. Garis
  • So they sent a messenger to the far north, to beg the ice man to help them.

    Indian Legends Retold Elaine Goodale Eastman
  • Something that anyone else would turn out as mere information,—'The ice man has just left two chunks of ice!'

    Rainy Week Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • I may say incidentally that it is of no use with the ice man.

    The Smiling Hill-Top Julia M. Sloane
  • Husband: Just this morning he said, "Pop, you tell mamma to come back quick or I'll elope with the ice man."

  • All over the land the gladiolus bulb and the ice man begin to swell.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Now the ice man is a little fellow, with two heavy braids of black hair hanging over his shoulders.

    Indian Legends Retold Elaine Goodale Eastman
British Dictionary definitions for ice man

ice man

noun
1.
(mainly US) a man who sells or delivers ice
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Word Origin and History for ice man

iceman

n.

1844, from ice (n.) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for ice man

iceman

noun

  1. A jewel thief (1940s+)
  2. A very calm person, performer, etc: An iceman is a gambler who never loses his head (1940s+)
  3. A professional killer; hired gun, hit man: Maybe I hadn't seen the iceman with Bobb/ Go play iceman (1970s+ Underworld)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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