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 doctor is out, and the economic repairman is in, as the White House shifts its coronavirus messaging away from managing public health expectations toward reopening the economy amid falling poll numbers. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Battered during health briefings, Trump pivots to post-coronavirus economy," 30 Apr. 2020 An arriving officer talked to a repairman, who reported that a vehicle appeared to have run over bushes located in front of the building. John Benson, cleveland, "Cuyahoga Falls king crab thief visits local grocery store: Brecksville Police Blotter," 15 Apr. 2020 Honestly, this is a piece of history that only a telephone repairman or nostalgic 1970s drug dealer might miss, although booths were pretty cool. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, "Declaration Upon Walking In the Door," 6 Mar. 2020 The legal wrangling stemmed from a 2015 contract between homeowner Dean Smith and repairman Lyle Bitner. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Texas appeals court reverses case after judge told lawyers to ‘hurry up’ — then ruled mid-trial," 15 July 2019 Texas police are searching for a fraud suspect who scammed senior citizens, including a Vietnam War veteran, out of thousands under the guise of being a roof repairman, investigators said. Fox News, "Texas man cons Vietnam vet out of $17G in roof repair scheme, wanted for similar crime, police say," 14 Feb. 2020 The lead character of his first novel, 2010’s How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe, is a time-machine repairman named Charles Yu, who attempts to escape the consequences of shooting a future version of himself. Clark Collis,, "Westworld writer Charles Yu managed to confuse even himself creating meta-novel Interior Chinatown," 24 Jan. 2020 Amy, who asked to be identified by only her first name to protect her privacy, wanted to cancel the appointment, but her roommates had the repairman come anyway. Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic, "Social Distancing Is Hard When You Live With Roommates," 2 Apr. 2020 But did Tom Metzger, a California TV repairman who had managed to reel in hate-spewing acolytes from across the country, inspire three Portland skinheads to murder Mulugeta Seraw? oregonlive, "White supremacists on trial for inciting murder required extraordinary security in Portland; case reverberates 30 years later," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of repairman

1856, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Repairman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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

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