jazz·​man ˈjaz-ˌman How to pronounce jazzman (audio)
: a jazz musician

Examples of jazzman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As most notably demonstrated in his several recordings with Count Basie, Mr. Bennett had a very sure rhythmic sense and could swing a song with a jazzman’s ease. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2023 The Case for Nationalism is an exemplar of America’s original identity politics: white, male, and Anglo-Saxon, with the occasional black jazzman making his contribution and with women kept safely offstage. Charles King, Foreign Affairs, 7 Nov. 2019 Last Jam, about jazzman Jelly Roll Morton. Jake Lamar, The New Republic, 14 Jan. 2021 The veteran jazzman was impressed, and Mr. DeFrancesco ended up touring with him for six months. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jazzman was in 1919

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“Jazzman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzman. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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