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Definition of "goodman" []

  • The male head of a household. (noun)
  • A husband. (noun)
  • Archaic Used formerly as a courtesy title before the surname of a man not of noble birth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goodman" in a sentence
  • "Wait but till I call the goodman and open a pottle of my summer beer; 't is dear Dame Brewster's diet-drink, with a thought more flavor to it, and John says -- ah, here thou art, thou big sluggard."
  • "i think saul goodman is one of the greastest charachters ive ever seen on television, and i cant be the only person who thiks that. also, the pizza throw was pretty perfect. ajg1993"
  • "19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed."