bagman

noun bag·man \ ˈbag-mən \

Definition of bagman

1 chiefly British : traveling salesman
2 : a person who on behalf of another collects or distributes illicitly gained money; broadly : an intermediary in an illicit or unethical transaction

Recent Examples of bagman from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bagman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bagman

1808


Learn More about bagman


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bagman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!