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drummer

[druhm-er] /ˈdrʌm ər/
noun
1.
a person who plays a drum.
2.
a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.
Idioms
3.
march to a different drummer, to be motivated by a different set of values than the average person.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; drum1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for march a different drummer

drummer

/ˈdrʌmə/
noun
1.
a person who plays a drum or set of drums
2.
(mainly US) a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
3.
(Austral & NZ, slang) the slowest shearer in a team
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Slang definitions & phrases for march a different drummer

drummer

noun

A traveling salesperson

[1827+; fr the practice of going about with a drum to gain attention for recruiting and other purposes; for example, the sale of fish was announced by drumming in the London streets]


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Idioms and Phrases with march a different drummer
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