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legman

[leg-man, -muh n] /ˈlɛgˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural legmen
[leg-men, -muh n] /ˈlɛgˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require his or her presence in the office.
2.
Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.
Compare district man.
Origin
1920-25. Americanism; leg + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for leg man

legman

/ˈlɛɡmən/
noun (mainly US & Canadian) (pl) -men
1.
a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source
2.
a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office
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Slang definitions & phrases for leg man

leg man

noun phrase
  1. A newspaper reporter who goes out to gather facts and may or may not write the story (1923+ Newspaper office)
  2. Any person who works actively and outside, rather than in, an office (1950s+)
  3. A man whose favorite part of the female body is the legs (1940s+)

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