re·​pair·​man ri-ˈper-ˌman How to pronounce repairman (audio)
: 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 Morris suggests an alternate theory: that Mac Isaac, the Trump-supporting, legally blind computer repairman, was a Trojan horse for a right-wing scheme to broadcast the worst of Biden’s digital life, according to text messages filed in L.A. County Superior Court last spring. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 However, Joe Smith, an appliance and air conditioner repairman, expressed his discontent with the situation. Anna Werner, CBS News, 9 May 2023 Additionally, Hunter Biden has sued a laptop repairman for allegedly distributing private personal information to Trump supporters and reporters. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 20 June 2023 David credits his parents for his work ethic Ted was an Essex heating engineer and appliance repairman who installed domestic boilers for a living, while Sandra worked as a hairstylist in nursing homes. Barbara Balfour, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 At a Wednesday press conference streamed by WAVE 9, Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said a telephone repairman found 54-year-old Helen’s body in a car outside of the couple’s Maryville home on May 20, 1977. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 The vintage watch dealer and vintage watch repairman have formed a partnership to produce era-accurate crystals using more durable, modern technology under the company TrueDome. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 Hundreds of outdated monitors are arranged beside money trees and waving maneki neko cats, an installation in a kind of mini-museum run by CTL’s proprietor, Chi-Tien Lui, who has worked as a TV and radio repairman since immigrating from Taiwan in 1961. Evan Moffitt Daniel Terna, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Biden drug addition:Hunter Biden's drug use back in public eye as criminal charges could be around the corner A computer repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, gave the laptop information to the FBI after Hunter Biden failed to pick up the MacBook Pro following repairs in April 2019. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 20 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repairman was in 1856

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“Repairman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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re·​pair·​man ri-ˈpa(ə)r-ˌman How to pronounce repairman (audio)
: a person whose occupation is making repairs
TV repairman

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