variants: or British colourman \ ˈkələ(r)mən , -​ˌman \
plural colormen or British colourmen

Definition of colorman

1 British : a dealer in colors and paints
2a : a worker who mixes dyes (as in leather manufacturing)
b : one that plans, supervises, or carries out dyeing processes in manufacturing
3 : one that distributes identifying silks and numbers to jockeys
4 : one that obtains colored finishes in the electroplating of metal objects by the use of various plating solutions

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First Known Use of colorman

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Colorman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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