legman

noun

leg·​man ˈleg-ˌman How to pronounce legman (audio)
 also  ˈlāg-
1
: a reporter assigned usually to gather information
2
: an assistant who performs various subordinate tasks (such as gathering information or running errands)

Examples of legman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To sidestep the reservation scrum, particularly at a hundred and fifty of the city’s buzziest restaurants, a new squad of businesses, tech impresarios, and digital legmen has sprung up, offering to help diners cut through the reservation red tape, for a price. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 22 Apr. 2024 As a young legman, whose job was to file notes to senior reporters, Bernstein was at the White House when Kennedy’s coffin was returned in the early-morning hours after his assassination. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of legman was in 1897

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“Legman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legman. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

legman

noun
leg·​man ˈleg-ˌman How to pronounce legman (audio)
1
: a reporter assigned usually to gather information
2
: an assistant who gathers information and runs errands

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