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

Definition of milkman

: a person who sells or delivers milk and milk products

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But then the milkman, a senior paramilitary figure in the struggle against the country’s occupiers, takes an interest in her. Mary Ann Gwinn, The Seattle Times, "A closer look at three National Book Critics Circle finalists," 20 Feb. 2019 That person is Milkman, who isn’t a milkman but earned the nickname, rumor has it, because of the paramilitary practice of secreting bombs inside milk delivery crates. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: A Critical Mass of Absurdist Misapprehensions," 30 Nov. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce milkman (audio) \
plural milkmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of milkman

: a person who sells or delivers milk

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