tal·​ly·​man ˈta-lē-mən How to pronounce tallyman (audio)
British : one who sells goods on the installment plan
: one who tallies, checks, or keeps an account or record (as of receipt of goods)

Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tallyman was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Tallyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallyman. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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