plural petermen

Definition of peterman

1 : fisherman
2 [peter entry 1 + man] slang : safecracker

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History and Etymology for peterman

Middle English, from St. Petera.d. 67? disciple of Jesus + Middle English man; from the fact that St. Peter was a fisherman (Mt. 4:18)

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“Peterman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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