bat·​man ˈbat-mən How to pronounce batman (audio)
: an orderly of a British military officer

Word History


French bât packsaddle

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batman was in 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Batman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Bat·​man bät-ˈmän How to pronounce Batman (audio)
town in southeastern Turkey in Asia population 365,500

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