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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is no apartment house superintendent to call on, no repairman just around the corner.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • "Only the picture—" the repairman paused, trying to find the right phrase.

  • The doublecover batteries are no longer made, but the repairman will probably be called upon to repair some of them.

  • "Watching it this way could get to be a fad," the repairman said, at last, almost inaudibly.

  • The repairman should be very slow in adjusting generator outputs.

  • The repairman should choose the one which he considers most suitable for his shop.

  • "Let's try it," the repairman said, plugging the cord into a wall socket.

  • He was the only person besides the repairman at Sam Clark's who understood plumbing.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • Such a system will protect both the repairman and the customer, and simplify the repairman's bookkeeping.

  • The removal of the bottom plate of the engine enables the repairman to see if the main bearings are worn unduly.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for repairman


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