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

Definitions of waterman word

  • noun plural waterman a person who manages or works on a boat; boatman. 1
  • noun plural waterman a person skilled in rowing or boating. 1
  • noun plural waterman Chesapeake Bay Area. a person with a general license to take any legal catch of fish and shellfish in Chesapeake Bay. 1
  • noun waterman A boatman. 1
  • noun waterman a skilled boatman 0
  • noun waterman a person who works on or with boats; esp., an oarsman 0

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Origin of waterman

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at water, man1

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Parts of speech for Waterman


waterman popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

waterman usage trend in Literature

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