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headman

noun head·man

Simple Definition of headman

  • : a man who is the leader of a tribe or village

Full Definition of headman

  1. 1 a \ˈhed-ˈman\ :  foreman, overseer b \-ˈman, -ˌman\ :  a lesser chief of a primitive community

  2. 2 \-mən\ :  headsman

Examples of headman

  1. <as headman at the newspaper 20 years ago, he hired the then-promising young reporter who won this year's Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of headman

before 12th century


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