space·​man | \ ˈspās-ˌman How to pronounce spaceman (audio) , -mən\

Definition of spaceman

1 : one who travels outside the earth's atmosphere
2 : a visitor to earth from outer space

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Fall’s hard-hitting metallics bring cosmic cool down to the streets—and translate spaceman shimmer into sporty chic. Jamie Hawkesworth, Vogue, "Rise and Shine: See the Best Metallic Looks for Fall," 25 Sep. 2018 Kenzo’s take on space falls in the backward-looking camp, with its nostalgic spaceman graphics referencing the sci-fi films of Mr. Leon’s youth, as well as the days when Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon. Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, "Why Men Are Looking to Space for Style Tips," 11 Sep. 2018 As his prison sentence aboard the Galaxy One ends, a reckless spaceman (voiced by Olan Rogers) befriends an adorable green alien who turns out to be a coveted planet-destroying machine. New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘Good Girls’ and ‘Rat Film’," 26 Feb. 2018 Young was the only spaceman to span NASA's Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs, and became the first person to rocket away from Earth six times. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Legendary Apollo Astronaut John Young Has Died," 6 Jan. 2018 Twitter Facebook − + spaceman • 3 days ago BOOB and Butt job looks like. Bryan Rolli, Billboard, "Taylor Swift Proves She Wasn't Naked in Her '...Ready for It' Video," 27 Oct. 2017 Twitter Facebook − spaceman • 3 days ago BOOB and Butt job looks like. Bryan Rolli, Billboard, "Taylor Swift Proves She Wasn't Naked in Her '...Ready for It' Video," 27 Oct. 2017 Hank Willis Thomas' photograph shows a beautiful woman in a spaceman's helmet, looming over the lunar surface and surrounded by beauty products. Susan Dunne,, "‘Female\Feminist’ At Lyme Academy," 12 Sep. 2017 Only one other American — yearlong spaceman Scott Kelly — has spent longer in space on a single mission. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of spaceman

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of spaceman

informal : a person (especially a man) who travels in a spacecraft into outer space
in stories : a visitor to Earth from outer space

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