Definitions

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  • noun A man who delivers bread.

Etymologies

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bread +‎ -man

Examples

  • With the number of women with children having to work (often because they are single), there is a greater need than ever for the milkman, the eggman, and the breadman for customized delivery of these basics.

    Where Is the Milkman?

  • With the number of women with children having to work (often because they are single), there is a greater need than ever for the milkman, the eggman, and the breadman for customized delivery of these basics.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Everyone was there, all the people whose lives my mother had touched—the neighbors who made up the circle of her daily life, the men and women who ran the local stores at which she shopped, the milkman and breadman who came weekly to her door.

    Wait Till Next Year

  • Everyone was there, all the people whose lives my mother had touched—the neighbors who made up the circle of her daily life, the men and women who ran the local stores at which she shopped, the milkman and breadman who came weekly to her door.

    Wait Till Next Year

  • The cook, meantime, should rise even earlier than the waiter; should descend in time to receive the milkman, the iceman, and the breadman; should unlock the basement-door, sweep out the hall, and take in the barrels which have been left out with the ashes and other refuse.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • All our tradespeople, for instance, milkman, breadman, wine merchant, and the rest, yes, even the shrewd old washerwoman, and the concierge, and our little lively servant were in a glow of sympathy and admiration.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • All our tradespeople, for instance, milkman, breadman, wine merchant, and the rest, yes, even the shrewd old washerwoman, and the concierge, and our little lively servant were in a glow of sympathy and admiration.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

  • Hughes Integrated Supply in Hamden, Conn. provides a point-of-use or breadman program that automatically replenishes stockroom shelves with MRO items, says Rick McQuatters, business development manager.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply in Hamden, Conn. provides a point-of-use or breadman program that automatically replenishes stockroom shelves with MRO items, says Rick McQuatters, business development manager.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply in Hamden, Conn. provides a point-of-use or breadman program that automatically replenishes stockroom shelves with MRO items, says Rick McQuatters, business development manager.

    Techbargains.com

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  • I never imagined that the breadman's amorous pawing could give her any lasting satisfaction.

    - William Gass, The Tunnel

    June 8, 2009