alms·​man ˈä(l)mz-mən How to pronounce almsman (audio)
: a recipient of alms

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almsman was before the 12th century

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“Almsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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