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Meaning of GOODMAN

Pronunciation:  'gûdmun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including Black as well as White musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)

GOODMAN is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: Benjamin David Goodman, Benny Goodman, the King of Swing
 See Also: bandleader, clarinetist, clarinettist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Good"man\, n. [Good + man]
1. A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to ``My
   friend'', ``Good sir'', ``Mister;'' -- sometimes used
   ironically. [Obs.]

         With you, goodman boy, an you please. --Shak.

2. A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used
   in speaking familiarly. [Archaic] --Chaucer.

         Say ye to the goodman of the house, . . . Where is
         the guest-chamber ?                   --Mark xiv.

Note: In the early colonial records of New England, the term
      goodman is frequently used as a title of designation,
      sometimes in a respectful manner, to denote a person
      whose first name was not known, or when it was not
      desired to use that name; in this use it was nearly
      equivalent to Mr. This use was doubtless brought with
      the first settlers from England.