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 Stewart fought, returning shaken by his experiences as an airman. Keith Phipps, Vulture, "The Best Movies That Lost Best Picture at the Oscars," 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, "Fact check: Nancy Pelosi's deputy chief of staff asked for removal of 'deceptively altered' video," 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, "The Soaring Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen," 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, "At Air Force One base, intruder given up by 'mouse ears'," 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, "An intruder at Air Force One's home base wandered around for hours. Then his "mouse ears" gave him away, officials say," 12 Mar. 2021 He will be interviewed by Howard Baugh, whose father was also a Tuskegee airman. New York Times, "Learn About Lincoln and Attend a Symposium on the Power of Fashion," 13 Feb. 2021 The 23-year-old airman from Cordova was lost when his plane was shot down in 1943 over Romania. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "78 years after Alaska airman went missing in World War II, his remains are returned to his family," 20 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, "At Air Force One base, intruder given up by 'mouse ears'," 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of airman

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 May 2021

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“Airman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airman. Accessed 13 May. 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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