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[pleynz-muh n] /ˈpleɪnz mən/
noun, plural plainsmen.
an inhabitant of the plains.
Origin of plainsman
1795-1805; plain1 + -s3 + -man Unabridged
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Examples from the web for plainsman
  • Happily for the plainsman, the modern packer is able to bring company.
  • So when a plainsman sees a tree, his first impulse is to look behind it to see if someone is waiting there to ambush him.
  • In this he shows, by stories and poems, the impression made upon the plainsman's thoughts and emotion by the mountains.
British Dictionary definitions for plainsman


noun (pl) -men
a person who lives in a plains region, esp in the Great Plains of North America
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Word Origin and History for plainsman

1858, from plains + man (n.).

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