de·​liv·​ery·​man di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē-mən How to pronounce deliveryman (audio)
: a person who delivers wholesale or retail goods to customers usually over a regular local route

Examples of deliveryman in a Sentence

the deliveryman dropped off a package for us while we were at the store
Recent Examples on the Web Angie Harmon has sued Instacart and grocery deliveryman Christopher Anthoney Reid after Reid allegedly shot and killed her dog Oliver on March 30. Tatiana Tenreyro, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 In 2020, after furious union protests, the government softened key provisions of a proposal to ban chokeholds during arrests after the death of Cédric Chouviat, a deliveryman who was pinned to the ground and put in such a hold. Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 The shooting unfolded around 6 p.m. when the deliveryman, whose name was not released, dropped off a takeout order at a home in the city's Port Richmond section, police said. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Neighbor James Thompson, who lives across the street from Kelly, said the deliveryman's Jeep was parked next to his house and that he was startled by the gunshots that rang out. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Port Richmond resident Phillis Kelly told ABC station WPVI in Philadelphia that the deliveryman was shot after bringing food to her home from a local restaurant. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 On Fifth, his cab passed a UPS deliveryman in classic brown shorts. Bob Morris, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Many were registered by working-class Armenians: mechanics, a pizza deliveryman, a taxi driver. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 The Georgian film, in which a stoically independent woman in her late 40s experiences a gentle existential awakening during an affair with a local deliveryman, also won the best actress prize for Ekaterine Chavleishvili’s performance. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 18 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deliveryman was in 1889

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“Deliveryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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de·​liv·​ery·​man di-ˈliv-(ə-)rē-mən How to pronounce deliveryman (audio)
: a person who delivers goods to customers usually over a regular local route
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