lamplighter

noun
lamp·​light·​er | \ ˈlamp-ˌlī-tər How to pronounce lamplighter (audio) \

Definition of lamplighter

: one that lights a lamp

Examples of lamplighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While at worship, the lamplighter came by and lit the candles in the chandeliers and in so doing set them swinging. Tribune News Service, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 Or maybe 2019 is the year Lin-Manuel Miranda achieves his EGOT (he's already won three Tonys, three Grammys and one Emmy) playing a charismatic lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2018 Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays a London lamplighter named Jack, also made the cut. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, 5 Mar. 2018 Along with Blunt, Lin Manuel-Miranda stars as street lamplighter Jack. Tamara Fuentes, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Mar. 2018 The teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns dropped Sunday during an Oscars commercial break and introduces Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack and Emily Blunt as the magical nanny. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 4 Mar. 2018 Blunt is of course playing the titular character in the movie sequel, while Miranda is portraying a lamplighter called Jack. Amy Mackelden, Marie Claire, 30 Dec. 2017 With the help of jovial street lamplighter Jack (played by Miranda), Poppins works her magic to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 10 Feb. 2017 When Michael loses his wife, Mary reappears (along with a street lamplighter played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) to help the Banks family members through their grief and assist them in rediscovering joy and wonder. Julie Miller, HWD, 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of lamplighter

1750, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2021

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“Lamplighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamplighter. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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