follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

wireman

[wahyuh r-muh n] /ˈwaɪər mən/
noun, plural wiremen.
1.
a person who installs and maintains electric wiring.
2.
Slang. a professional wiretapper.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; wire + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for wire man

wireman

/ˈwaɪəmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly US) a person who installs and maintains electric wiring, cables, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wireman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wire

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends