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[milk-man] /ˈmɪlkˌmæn/
noun, plural milkmen.
a person who sells or delivers milk.
Origin of milkman
1580-90; milk + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for milkman
  • Neighbours report that the milkman would leave his pail at the gate each morning without knocking.
  • They gather to help the likeable milkman when he is pestered by local bullies.
  • IN many towns, the honor system has gone the way of the milkman and the eight-track tape player.
  • Kevin, her married lover who is a milkman, comes in and puts milk into a refrigerator that has only pizza boxes in it.
  • She draws his arm around her shoulder and eventually falls asleep, wakened only by the milkman making his morning rounds.
British Dictionary definitions for milkman


noun (pl) -men
a man who delivers or sells milk
a man who milks cows; dairyman
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Word Origin and History for milkman

1580s, from milk (n.) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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