Definitions

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  • n. a plural form of dragoman. (Synonyms: dragomans)

Etymologies

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Formed following the Man/Men paradigm.

Examples

  • Hitherto, in all my wandering, I had been under the care of other people — sailors, Tatars, guides, and dragomen had watched over my welfare, but now at last I was here in this African desert, and I MYSELF, AND NO OTHER, HAD CHARGE OF MY

    Eothen

  • Basil was standing with Miss Ashmore, waiting for the dragomen to finish bullying the townsfolk as they loaded their belongings into the tiny boat.

    The English Witch

  • The dragomen of the Luxor hotels shouted out the advantages of their various hostelries and attempted to drag bewildered tourists into the waiting carriages.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • Hotel couriers or dragomen are walking encylopà ¦ dias.

    The Secrets of the German War Office

  • He hasn't seen lion yet, but has heard a lot about the one which is causing a panic amongst the dragomen in Luxor.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • She had difficulty in getting guides and dragomen.

    Four Weird Tales

  • It was no good applying to the hotels or tourist agencies, for there were few visitors in the city and dragomen were therefore not needed.

    Stories by English Authors: Africa (Selected by Scribners)

  • Holcombe used to watch her from out of the shadow when the firelight lit up the circle and the tips of the palms above them, and when the story-teller's voice was accompanied by bursts of occasional laughter from the dragomen in the grove beyond, and the stamping and neighing of the horses at their pickets, and the unceasing chorus of the insect life about them.

    The Exiles and Other Stories

  • Oh, talking of dragomen (you see I _will_ call them that!), we still have Bedr, though I know you thought we ought to give him up, and I don't see how we are ever to discharge him now, for he has attached himself to Rachel G. in the most wonderful way.

    It Happened in Egypt

  • The Temple of the Sun, where the beauty of Asenath beguiled the Israelite to forget his sale into bondage and banishment, lies in shapeless hillocks, over which canter the mules of dragomen and chatter the tongues of tourists.

    Under Two Flags

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