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[plou-muh n] /ˈplaʊ mən/
noun, plural plowmen.
a man who plows.
a farm laborer or a rustic.
Origin of plowman
1225-75; Middle English; see plow, -man
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plowmanship, noun Unabridged
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  • A plowman who skims th' surface of th' sod strikes no stones, dear, but it's because he isn't plowin' deep!

  • "Yes, for the present; I am the plowman," he said, in the wish to let her know he was not a common hand.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • At the end of July the volume appeared, and soon the fame of the Ayrshire plowman was established.

  • Was it Burns who followed the plough, or only Piers plowman?

  • All eyes were on the bent back of the plowman plodding on in the mist.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • How would you like to have a plowman for a son-in-law, Jock Stair, my daddy O?

    Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane
  • Piers plowman gives us a lurid picture of what went on there.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • Piers plowman speaks of "merchantes merkes ymedeled in glasse."

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • How long those acres, sown by the winds of heaven, had waited for the plowman now arrived!

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
Word Origin and History for plowman

also plow-man, c.1300, from plow + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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