plowman

noun

plow·​man ˈplau̇-mən How to pronounce plowman (audio)
-ˌman
1
: a man who guides a plow
2
: a farm laborer

Examples of plowman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many present day comedians and actors, medieval minstrels are believed to have had day jobs as peddlers and plowmen, but performed their theatrical gigs at night. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 31 May 2023 Best of all are Wood’s smooth undulant landscapes with their plowmen and spongy trees and infectious serenity. New York Times, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plowman was in the 13th century

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“Plowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plowman. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

plowman

noun
plow·​man -mən How to pronounce plowman (audio)
1
: one that plows
2
: a farm laborer

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