plural petermen
[peter entry 1 + man] slang : safecracker

Word History


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 14 Jun. 2024.

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