place·​man ˈplās-mən How to pronounce placeman (audio)
chiefly British, often disparaging
: a political appointee to a public office especially in 18th century Britain

Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of placeman was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Placeman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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