re·​pair·​man | \ ri-ˈper-ˌman How to pronounce repairman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of repairman

: one who repairs specifically : one whose occupation is to make repairs in a mechanism

Examples of repairman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The robber then handed the repairman a trash bag and told him to put all the money in the bag., "Thief wearing swimming goggles robs ATM repairman in Boca Raton," 28 Nov. 2019 Dental assistants and dog washers, Taco Bell employees and air-conditioner repairmen. Christopher Borrelli,, "$200 for Chris Hemsworth’s autograph? Fans from around the country line up at Ace Comic Con in Rosemont to pay that and more," 13 Oct. 2019 Mario De Alba’s loved ones have kept this bedside vigil inside an El Paso hospital room, 28 days and counting, for the washer-and-dryer repairman now called the Hero of Chihuahua. New York Times, "‘My World Has Now Stopped’: How One Family Is Recovering From a Mass Shooting," 31 Aug. 2019 These advances had sharply reduced the need for installers, repairmen and other communication workers. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Morton Bahr, 93, Dies; Led Communications Workers Into Digital Age," 6 Aug. 2019 During those years, Gargiulo played high school football, boxed, was a wannabe actor and a repairman. CBS News, "The Hollywood Ripper: How "48 Hours" helped crack the case of convicted serial killer Michael Gargiulo," 14 Sep. 2019 The accident left Salinas, a retired trailer repairman, with broken ribs and a fractured arm and knee, and requiring surgery to reconstruct his shoulder. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "How Amazon Hooked America on Fast Delivery While Avoiding Responsibility for Crashes," 5 Sep. 2019 John Sisk was an automotive and recreational vehicle repairman. Carol Robinson |, al, "Family has ‘nothing but love’ for Alabama teen accused of killing 5, grandmother says," 11 Sep. 2019 Bruno was a skilled autobody repairman at Gallagher Buick for many years., "Bruno Calcinari," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of repairman

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repairman was in 1856

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3 Dec 2019

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“Repairman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of repairman

: a person (especially a man) whose job is to repair things

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