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  • n. One who mans a booth, such as at a fair or (historically) a Thing.
  • n. A corn merchant, especially one in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Etymologies

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From booth +‎ man. Cognate with Scots buthman ("a shop-keeper"). In some cases, such as translations of Norse sagas, use of the word (to mean "one who mans a booth") was probably reinforced by the cognate Old Norse búðarmaðr (Icelandic búðarmaður).

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