dairy·​man ˈder-ē-mən How to pronounce dairyman (audio)
: one who operates a dairy farm or works in a dairy

Examples of dairyman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heading that family is Tevye (Howard Kaye), a Jewish dairyman torn between tradition and change in the tightknit village of Anatevka, in czarist Russia. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 The show that ultimately provided Mr. Harnick and Bock with their most resounding success came from an unlikely hitmaking source: Yiddish stories of Sholem Aleichem, which focused on the tribulations of Tevye, a dairyman living in a shtetl in czarist Russia. Nelson Pressley, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Leola had sold the El Dorado farm to dairyman Mike Emerick and was using the money in her search for Albert. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 12 June 2023 Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Penny Schwartz, sun-sentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Topol was best known for playing the Russian dairyman Tevye in the 1971 big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 2023 Even without an appointment, VanderSloot welcomed the dairyman and sat down with them to discuss their predicament. Dallas News, 25 Oct. 2022 For every one depicting a sailboat or a sunset, there is another of an innuendo that needs little explanation: a man complimenting a woman’s fruit tree, a dairyman praising his cow’s udder while his buxom wife looks on. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Woolstenhulme was also a rodeo champion, dairyman, cowboy, rancher, missionary and bishop. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dairyman was circa 1617

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“Dairyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairyman. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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dairy·​man -mən How to pronounce dairyman (audio)
: a person who operates a dairy farm or works in a dairy

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