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[ri-pair-man, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural repairmen
[ri-pair-men, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a person whose occupation is the making of repairs, readjustments, etc.
Origin of repairman
1870-75; repair1 + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for repairman
  • The repairman told her there was nothing he could do.
  • When you admit a repairman or salesman, do not leave him alone for even a few minutes.
  • The repairman would not be authorized to exercise the privileges of his or her certificate for a hydraulic shop.
  • If the freezer has failed and a repairman is on the way, or it appears the power will be on soon, don't open the freezer door.
British Dictionary definitions for repairman


noun (pl) -men
a man whose job it is to repair machines, appliances, etc
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