from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man employed in any department of the business of carrying packages or articles by express; especially, a driver of an express-wagon who receives and delivers parcels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person employed in the express business; also, the driver of a job wagon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person employed in the express business.


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  • I must be careful or I'll go back home and call the expressman a 'carrier' and a pie a 'tart' and a cracker a

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • So, the fellow calls the expressman, an 'tells him to get the package at a nice remote spot, an' to deliver it to you, an 'collect on delivery. "

    The Criminal C.O.D

  • It was a pallid-eyed youth of eighteen in overalls who received Michael, receipted for him to the expressman, and carried his crate into a slope-floored concrete room that smelled offensively and chemically clean.


  • Although not a direct descendant, he is collaterally related to Benjamin Pierce Cheney (1815-1895), the early American expressman.

    Whatever Became of Dick Cheney?

  • She was ready for the end, waiting for the expressman, when the door opened and in walked Lester.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • It was several days before she could bring herself to the actual execution of the plan, but one afternoon, Lester, having telephoned that he would not be home for a day or two, she packed some necessary garments for herself and Vesta in several trunks, and sent for an expressman.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • "And neither does nobody else," declared the expressman excitedly.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • Frank said nothing to the town expressman about having lent Marty Day the money that the boy had evidently needed to pay his traveling expenses.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • Nelson had made no mistake when he took the expressman into the plot.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • Nelson, although he lingered to say something in a low tone to Janice, was right behind the expressman.

    The Mission of Janice Day


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