de·​liv·​ery·​man | \ di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē-mən How to pronounce deliveryman (audio) , -ˌman, dē-\

Definition of deliveryman

: a person who delivers wholesale or retail goods to customers usually over a regular local route

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Examples of deliveryman in a Sentence

the deliveryman dropped off a package for us while we were at the store

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These beer deliveryman saved a man from a highway overpass by talking him down. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, "As St. Paul police chief honors ‘ordinary heroes,’ one says saving a life changed his own," 5 June 2019 An Amazon deliveryman maneuvers small, rural lanes on his motorcycle. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself," 31 Dec. 2018 Ben Sinclair returns as the Guy, a bearded, pot-dealing deliveryman whose growing clientele is keeping him busier than ever. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Jan. 14-20," 13 Jan. 2018 At one point, a Domino’s deliveryman walked into the room. Adrian Chen, The New Yorker, "Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer," 8 Dec. 2014 At the Brooklyn Army base, a guard called ICE on a pizza deliveryman married to an American citizen with two daughters, putting him up for deportation; after which area restaurants started refusing to deliver to the base. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "Blacklist Every Last One of Them," 26 June 2018 Inconveniently, José is both the best player on the team and Steve’s best bicycle deliveryman. Jim Mckay, New York Times, "Review: In ‘En el Séptimo Día,’ He Wants to Work and Play. What Will He Do?," 7 June 2018 Corey Williams pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the death of pizza deliveryman Jarvis Griffin, who was shot in 1998. Fox News, "The Latest: Agreement: false confession obstructed justice," 22 May 2018 Officials said deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio was detained June 1 after a routine background check at the garrison’s gate revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations. Washington Post, "Governor asks for federal probe of detained pizza man," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of deliveryman

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deliveryman was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of deliveryman

: a man who delivers goods to customers

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