Dictionary

highwayman

noun high·way·man \-mən\

: a man especially in the past who stopped travelers on roads and robbed them

Full Definition of HIGHWAYMAN

:  a thief who robs travelers on a road
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of HIGHWAYMAN

1649

Rhymes with HIGHWAYMAN

HIGHWAYMAN Defined for Kids

highwayman

noun high·way·man \ˈhī-ˌwā-mən\
plural high·way·men \-mən\

Definition of HIGHWAYMAN for Kids

:  a man who robbed travelers on a road in past centuries

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: highway post officePrevious Word in the Dictionary: highway engineeringAll Words Near: highwayman
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears