milk·​man | \-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of milkman 

: a person who sells or delivers milk and milk products

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Nick Pope, the surprise call up into the squad, was a milkman when Fabio Capello's charges failed in South Africa eight years ago., "Why Gareth Southgate's Three Lions Might Actually Bring Football 'Home' This Summer," 18 June 2018 Bertie had seen from his window something that had been spotted minutes before by a passing milkman. David Usborne, Town & Country, "The Mysterious Case of the Parnham House Fire," 29 May 2018 The son of a milkman and a waitress, Scruggs remains an affable man, charming and cynical, with dry sense of humor and a salesman’s persistence. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "For the man behind the Vietnam Wall, the war’s worst moment did not come in combat," 28 May 2018 The parents are naturally disgusted by the vulgarity at first, whereas near the end of the video, Bregoli's 1960s alter ego is furious over a surprise celebrity cameo in the form of a well-meaning milkman. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Bhad Bhabie Gets a Retro Makeover With 'Gucci Flip Flops' Music Video: Watch," 1 May 2018 While writing short stories, Mr. Lewis worked for Harvard’s financial aid office and at WGBH-FM, and also became a milkman for the DeNormandie and Verrill dairy in Concord. Bryan Marquard,, "Andy Lewis, Oscar-nominated for ‘Klute’ screenplay, dies at 92," 5 Apr. 2018 Her father was a milkman and her mother a seamstress and maid. John Wilkens,, "Gladys Palast, one of first women to enlist in Coast Guard during World War II, dies at 96," 27 Apr. 2018 Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters and an opinionated wife. Joan Hunt, Courant Community, ""Fiddler" Rocks The House At WHS," 21 Mar. 2018 Even a visiting neighbor or milkman might be enlisted, only to see himself pop up in the comics six weeks later dressed as a barbarian or wizard. Garry Trudeau, New York Times, "The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’," 11 Dec. 2017

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1589, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of milkman

: a man who sells or delivers milk


milk·​man | \ˈmilk-ˌman \
plural milkmen\-​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of milkman

: a person who sells or delivers milk

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