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iceman

[ahys-man] /ˈaɪsˌmæn/
noun, plural icemen.
1.
a man whose business is gathering, storing, selling, or delivering ice.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; ice + man1
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Word Origin and History for icemen

iceman

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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