press·​man ˈpres-mən How to pronounce pressman (audio)
: an operator of a press
especially : the operator of a printing press
British : newspaperman

Examples of pressman in a Sentence

the only pressman who was invited to Downing Street for an interview with the Prime Minister
Recent Examples on the Web My father had been a Globe pressman since 1957., 3 Mar. 2022 His father was a pressman at a printing company, and money was tight. Alex Williams, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2022 Gary’s father was a Journal pressman and his grandfather arranged lead type in the Journal composing room. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2022 So once again, The Envelope tips its pressman’s cap to these few great actors who’ve made a sizable impression in their brief time onscreen. Lisa Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 His father had various jobs, including waiter, dockworker and pressman for The New York Times; his mother worked as a cashier and stocker at an A. & P. supermarket. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2021 The exhibit details her struggles with the 1975 pressman’s strike and landmark employment discrimination lawsuits brought by female and Black employees. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 Rushing to put out an extra edition, pressmen in Griffin, Ga., put three pages of the Evening News on the press upside down. Ron Grossman, Houston Chronicle, 9 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pressman was in 1598

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“Pressman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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