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turfman

[turf-muh n] /ˈtɜrf mən/
noun, plural turfmen.
1.
a person who is extremely devoted to horse racing.
Origin of turfman
1810-1820
1810-20; turf + -man
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  • Here Crimmins carefully selected a variety of adjectives with which to decorate the turfman.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Time and time again he determined to face the turfman and learn the worst.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • He nodded up the aisle where the turfman was entertaining the major and his wife.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • I mean that I am a turfman, and follow the business as an occupation.

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • There, a man's horse is his life; to the turfman it is his fortune—one and the same.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • He is a turfman, with carefully brushed side-whiskers dyed coal-black, and hawk-like eyes.

  • Meanwhile Garrison had commenced his life of regeneration at the turfman's Long Island stable.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Fear never would have given the turfman the entre to the Desha home; only friendship.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • It was a month, dating from the memorable meeting with the turfman, before Garrison was able to leave the hospital.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
British Dictionary definitions for turfman

turfman

/ˈtɜːfmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly US) a person devoted to horse racing Also called turfite (ˈtɜːfaɪt)
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