milk·​man | \ ˈmilk-ˌman How to pronounce milkman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of milkman

: a person who sells or delivers milk and milk products

Examples of milkman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The sick were quarantined in their rooms, with signs posted on their front doors warning the milkman to stay away. Michael Wilson, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of milkman

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of milkman

: a man who sells or delivers milk


milk·​man | \ ˈmilk-ˌman How to pronounce milkman (audio) \
plural milkmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of milkman

: a person who sells or delivers milk

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