from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who sells or delivers milk to customers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man who sells milk; especially, one who goes from door to door serving milk to families.

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

  • noun A man who sells milk or delivers it to customers.

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

  • noun A man who delivers milk to households and sometimes businesses early in the morning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who delivers milk


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