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water boatman

wa·ter boat·man
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er boht-muh n]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈboʊt mən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er boht-muh n]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈboʊt mən/

Definitions of water boatman words

  • noun water boatman any of numerous aquatic insects of the family Corixidae, having paddlelike hind legs. 1
  • noun water boatman any of various aquatic bugs of the families Notonectidae and Corixidae, having a flattened body and oarlike hind legs, adapted for swimming 0
  • noun water boatman any of a family (Corixidae) of hemipterous water bugs that swim about in ponds and streams by vigorous movement of the fringed, oarlike hind legs 0
  • noun water boatman Any of various aquatic insects of the family Corixidae that have paddle-shaped hind legs used for swimming. 0

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Origin of water boatman

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
First recorded in 1805-15

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Parts of speech for Water boatman

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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water boatman popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% 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.

water boatman usage trend in Literature

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