goodman

noun

good·​man ˈgu̇d-mən How to pronounce goodman (audio)
1
archaic : the master of a household
2
archaic : mr.

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goodman was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Goodman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodman. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

goodman

noun
good·​man ˈgu̇d-mən How to pronounce goodman (audio)
1
archaic : the master of a household : husband
2
archaic : mr. sense 1

Biographical Definition

Goodman

biographical name

Good·​man ˈgu̇d-mən How to pronounce Goodman (audio)
Benjamin David 1909–1986 Benny Goodman American musician and bandleader
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