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weightman

[weyt-man] /ˈweɪtˌmæn/
noun, plural weightmen.
1.
a person whose work is to weigh goods or merchandise.
2.
Also, weight man. Track and Field. a competitor in a field event who throws a weight, as a discus, shotput, or hammer.
Origin of weightman
1945-1950
1945-50; weight + man1
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weigh in

verb phrase

To make a contribution to something, esp to a debate, quarrel, etc; present an addition: Ellen Goodman and Meg Greenfield also weighed in with women's rights polemics

[1909+; perhaps fr the formal weighing in of a prizefighter before a match; perhaps fr the notion of bringing weight to bear]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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