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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klur-jee-muh n]
    • /ˈklɜr dʒi mən/
    • /ˈklɜː.dʒɪ.mən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klur-jee-muh n]
    • /ˈklɜr dʒi mən/

Definitions of clergymen word

  • noun plural clergymen a member of the clergy. 1
  • noun plural clergymen an ordained Christian minister. 1
  • noun clergymen Plural form of clergyman. 1
  • noun clergymen plural of clergyman. 0

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Origin of clergymen

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; clergy + -man

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Parts of speech for Clergymen


clergymen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clergymen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clergymen

noun clergymen

  • prelacy — the office or dignity of a prelate, or high-ranking member of the Christian clergy.
  • clericals — the distinctive dress of a member of the clergy
  • vicarage — the residence of a vicar.
  • ministry — the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion.

Antonyms for clergymen

noun clergymen

  • laymen — a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
  • laypeople — a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.

Top questions with clergymen

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