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

Examples of milkman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sean Molony, Jared Taylor and brothers Cameron and Casey Brinks had the idea last week to dress up like matching milkmen, crediting TV broadcaster Ben McDonald with the creation of Cowser’s nickname. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2024 People once retrieved glass bottles from their doorstep and returned empty ones for reuse, but the introduction of disposable plastic jugs eliminated the profession of the milkman. Ted Alcorn, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2024 The milkman, Mahender, who uses one name, has appeared at dozens of hearings anyway. Sameer Yasir Elke Scholiers, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2024 Based on the PlayStation game series, the series follows John Doe (Anthony Mackie), a milkman with amnesia who is given a mission to travel the desolate United States to deliver a mysterious package with unknown contents. Marc Berman, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Others knew him as their neighborhood milkman growing up. Rebecca Griesbach |, al, 14 Sep. 2023 Companies like Loop and Again, for example, are trying to jumpstart consumer demand for reusable packaging by recreating an archaic technology: the glass or aluminum container once provided by the milkman. Matthew King, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2023 Fun fact: Burns based Pirates of the Caribbean’s Dirty Foot Pirate on her milkman, who had weirdly hairy legs. Vulture, 31 July 2023 Anthony Mackie stars as a milkman charged with delivering a mysterious package in a post-apocalyptic version of America. James Grebey, Vulture, 28 July 2023

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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 May. 2024.

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

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