reedman

noun
reed·​man | \ ˈrēd-ˌman How to pronounce reedman (audio) \

Definition of reedman

: one who plays a reed instrument

Examples of reedman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father, who ran his family’s wholesale grocery business, also was a reedman who jammed with visiting musicians including Jack Teagarden and Jimmy Dorsey. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Jim Cullum, flamekeeper of traditional jazz, dies at 77," 12 Aug. 2019 His father, who ran his family’s wholesale grocery business, also was a reedman who jammed with visiting musicians including Jack Teagarden and Jimmy Dorsey. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Jim Cullum, flamekeeper of traditional jazz, dies at 77," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of reedman

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Reedman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reedman. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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