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headman

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the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • as headman at the newspaper 20 years ago, he hired the then-promising young reporter who won this year's Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

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“Headman.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/headman. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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