ser·​vice·​man ˈsər-vəs-ˌman How to pronounce serviceman (audio)
: a male member of the armed forces
: a man employed to repair or maintain equipment
: a gas station attendant

Examples of serviceman in a Sentence

wishing our servicemen overseas the best of luck
Recent Examples on the Web The greatest respect must go to the brave servicemen who recorded this data. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2023 Consider, for example, the lack of coverage this past week for the on-the-record statements by family members of U.S. servicemen killed in the suicide-bombing attack at the Kabul airport during the Afghanistan withdrawal. Becket Adams, National Review, 13 Aug. 2023 Western military servicemen and Western tourists have even been kidnapped outside Iran and held inside the country, as the regime negotiates for their release in exchange for large sums of money. Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2023 Saturday was the anniversary of the bombings that killed 170 Afghans and 13 U.S. servicemen and women. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 26 Aug. 2023 More than 40 servicemen and civilians were injured. Brad Lendon, CNN, 26 May 2023 There were incessant reminders of above-average pay and benefits for military servicemen., 23 Aug. 2023 The Ministry of Defense offered a rare admission of guilt and public apology, with five servicemen dishonorably dismissed and four others punished, according to NHK. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 23 Aug. 2023 Authorities said the two servicemen were arrested Sunday and questioned before being handed over to the 52nd Security Forces Squadron under a NATO troop statute, Stars and Stripes reported. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of serviceman was in 1899

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“Serviceman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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ser·​vice·​man ˈsər-və-ˌsman How to pronounce serviceman (audio)
: a member of the armed forces

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