team·​ster ˈtēm(p)-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio)
: one who drives a team or motortruck especially as an occupation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The film follows a truck driver who becomes a hitman for a mobster and also ends up working with famed teamster Jimmy Hoffa. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 27 Feb. 2023 A day of chocolates, roses, romance, and teamster organizing. Vulture, 14 Feb. 2022 Burton’s start in Newport, in the mid-19th century, had been a humble one, working as a teamster hauling coal and goods from the docks for other business owners. Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2022 The former Lorraine Bertina Thomas, daughter of Earl Thomas, a teamster, and Beulah Regusters Thomas, a homemaker, was one of six children and born at home on Edmondson Avenue and raised in the city’s Wilson Park neighborhood. Baltimore Sun, 24 Aug. 2022 On Thursday, June 2, 1892, Robert Lewis, a 28-year-old African-American teamster and bus driver in the village of Port Jervis, N.Y., was killed by a mob. David S. Reynolds, WSJ, 8 June 2022 The 375-acre farm site is a historically intact former 1840s farm and teamster inn being restored as an 1840s working farm museum by volunteers and donors from around the country, farm officials said. Beacon-news Staff,, 21 Feb. 2022 After years of introducing what was first called the Butch Lewis Act (named after an Ohio teamster), Brown worked to get his pension-salvaging plan into the American Rescue Plan. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2021 For the rest of his life, Dinning supported his family as a teamster and laborer. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teamster was in 1758

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“Teamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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team·​ster ˈtēm(p)-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio)
: a person who drives a team or truck

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