milk·​man ˈmilk-ˌman How to pronounce milkman (audio)
: a person who sells or delivers milk and milk products

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since 1964, the musical about a Jewish milkman clinging to tradition in Tsarist Russia has charmed audiences with its humor, heart and iconic music. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 Oct. 2022 The umpire can already seem a man out of time, like a milkman or a doctor who makes house calls. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Growing up in Los Angeles, Marcus' mother shopped locally, buying all-natural kids' snacks from Mrs. Gooch's (a market later acquired by Whole Foods), using washable napkins and rinsing out bottles to return to the milkman. Bill Weir, CNN, 25 July 2021 Just like the milkman of yesteryear, consistent relevance borne from a personal understanding rests on data. Dale Renner, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 His father, Gérard Clermont, was a milkman who later went to work for Canadair making airplane parts; his mother, Simone Lupien, was a homemaker. New York Times, 7 Dec. 2020 At the age of 13, Thomas Connery became a full-time milkman. Aljean Harmetz, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2020 Growing Borden The boomer generation may have fond memories of Elsie on the side of their milkman’s truck. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 26 May 2020 Hellert was retired from his decades-long job as a milkman. Evan Simko-bednarski, CNN, 8 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of milkman was in 1589

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“Milkman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


milk·​man -ˌman How to pronounce milkman (audio)
: a person who sells or delivers milk

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