yard·​man ˈyärd-mən How to pronounce yardman (audio)
: a person employed to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
: a person who works in the yard of a commercial establishment
especially : one who supervises the handling of building materials in a lumberyard
: a railroad hand employed in yard service

Examples of yardman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her yardman, Ruben Cardoza, kept her Preston Hollow lawn and flower beds tidy but certainly not Home & Garden worthy. Dallas News, 19 Jan. 2023 His yardman sprayed weedkiller to control vegetation that was growing there and accidentally got it on my Asian jasmine. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yardman was circa 1825

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“Yardman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardman. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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