kirk·​man | \ ˈkirkmən, ˈkər- \
plural kirkmen

Definition of kirkman

1 chiefly Scottish : churchman
2 : a member or adherent of the Church of Scotland

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First Known Use of kirkman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kirkman

Middle English (northern dialect), from kirk + man

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“Kirkman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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