airman

noun
air·​man | \ ˈer-mən How to pronounce airman (audio) \
plural airmen

Definition of airman

1 : a civilian or military pilot, aviator, or aviation technician
2 : an enlisted person in the air force: such as
a : an enlisted person of one of the four ranks below sergeant
b : an enlisted person ranking above an airman basic and below an airman first class

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Examples of airman in a Sentence

her father was an airman who was shot down in Vietnam
Recent Examples on the Web The 25-year-old airman charged recently with the October 2020 rape of an 11-year-old Alabama girl met the victim through the digital dating app Badoo, according to an affidavit filed in Alabama’s Morgan County District Court. al, 31 May 2021 The body of a 22-year-old airman who went missing Sunday in the waters off Texas in the Gulf of Mexico was found by his family Tuesday on a nearby beach, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. NBC News, 5 May 2021 Stewart fought, returning shaken by his experiences as an airman. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 27 Apr. 2021 The official recording from C-SPAN shows that Trump spoke about the Tuskegee airman at the 30:35 mark, and that Pelosi did not rip the speech up until 1:22:20. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2020 As an airman, one was an officer under better conditions, with better pay and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Allison Keyes, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Mar. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. CBS News, 12 Mar. 2021 He will be interviewed by Howard Baugh, whose father was also a Tuskegee airman. New York Times, 13 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of airman

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2021

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“Airman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airman. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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airman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airman

: a member of the air force with a rank below that of sergeant

airman

noun
air·​man | \ ˈer-mən How to pronounce airman (audio) \
plural airmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of airman

1 : an enlisted person in the air force in one of the ranks below sergeant

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