from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that is responsible for the collection of federal, state, or local taxes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A generic, usually derogatory term for a tax collector.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collector of taxes.

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

  • n. someone who collects taxes for the government


tax +‎ man (Wiktionary)



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  • "Let me tell you how it will be;
    There's one for you, nineteen for me.
    'Cause I’m the taxman,
    Yeah, I’m the taxman.

    Should five per cent appear too small,
    Be thankful I don't take it all.
    'Cause I’m the taxman,
    Yeah, I’m the taxman."

    from Taxman by George Harrison, recorded by The Beatles on their Revolver album.

    January 29, 2008