headman

noun head·man

Definition of headman

  1. 1 a \ˈhed-ˈman\ :  foreman, overseer b \-ˈman, -ˌman\ :  a lesser chief of a primitive community

  2. 2 \-mən\ :  headsman

Examples of headman in a sentence

  1. <as headman at the newspaper 20 years ago, he hired the then-promising young reporter who won this year's Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of headman

before 12th century


HEADMAN Defined for English Language Learners

headman

noun head·man

Definition of headman for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is the leader of a tribe or village


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