Definitions

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

  • noun A peddler.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who carries a pack; a peddler.

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

  • noun One who bears a pack; a peddler.

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

  • noun archaic Someone who travels with a pack, especially a travelling salesman.

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

  • noun someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

Etymologies

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pack +‎ man

Examples

  • At Heidelberg, making the acquaintance of M. Fortnoye contemporaneously with my departure, he had become more enthralled than he ever confessed to this radiant traveler -- whom he called a packman, but regarded as a M.rcury -- and his pretty scheme of matrimony in motion.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • Why, you see even a squintin 'packman's better nor a shopman as can see straight.

    The Mill on the Floss

  • This is my tribute to the newly hero of the Philippines, MANNY "packman" PACQUIAO for putting the Philippines again on the map of the world, by winning the last battle (fight) with Morales of Mexico last November 19,2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Chaotic Philippine election season in full swing

  • This is my tribute to the newly hero of the Philippines, MANNY "packman" PACQUIAO for putting the Philippines again on the map of the world, by winning the last battle (fight) with Morales of Mexico last November 19,2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Chaotic Philippine election season in full swing

  • This is my tribute to the newly hero of the Philippines, MANNY "packman" PACQUIAO for putting the Philippines again on the map of the world, by winning the last battle (fight) with Morales of Mexico last November 19,2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Chaotic Philippine election season in full swing

  • This is my tribute to the newly hero of the Philippines, MANNY "packman" PACQUIAO for putting the Philippines again on the map of the world, by winning the last battle (fight) with Morales of Mexico last November 19,2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Chaotic Philippine election season in full swing

  • Put packman looking pieces in same order as clown picture in armory

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • And I bless God (with that singular worthy, Peter Walker the packman at Bristo – Port) ,26 that ordered my lot in my dancing days, so that fear of my head and throat, dread of bloody rope and swift bullet, and trenchant swords and pain of boots and thumkins, cauld and hunger, wetness and weariness, stopped the lightness of my head, and the wantonness of my feet.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • And my father was honoured to gie his testimony baith in the cage and in the pillory, as is specially mentioned in the books of Peter Walker the packman, that your honour, I dare say, kens, for he uses maist partly the westland of Scotland.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I know that I shouldn't let a simple packman perturb me.

    Mistborn

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