Definition of Goodman

1. Noun. 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).




Definition of Goodman

1. n. A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" -- sometimes used ironically.

Definition of Goodman

1. Noun. (archaic or dialectal) A familiar appellation of civility. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic or dialectal) A husband; the master of a house or family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goodman

1. the master of a household [n GOODMEN]

Medical Definition of Goodman

1. 1. A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" sometimes used ironically. "With you, goodman boy, an you please." (Shak) 2. A husband; the master of a house or family; often used in speaking familiarly. "Say ye to the goodman of the house, . . . Where is the guest-chamber ?" (Mark xiv. 14) 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. Origin: Good + man. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goodman

goodheartedness
goodhumored
goodhumoredly
goodie
goodier
goodies
goodiest
goodish
goodless
goodlier
goodliest
goodlihead
goodliheads
goodliness
goodly
goodman (current term)
goodmen
goodnatured
goodnaturedly
goodness
goodness gracious
goodness gracious me
goodness me
goodness of fit
goodness of fit test
goodnesse
goodnesses
goodnight
goodnight Irene
goodnight Vienna

Literary usage of Goodman

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1890)
"At Oxford goodman nude friends with Bartlet Green [qv], who had sought him out ... goodman left England in 1554, and on 23 Nov. his name appears among t he ..."

2. The State Records of North Carolina by North Carolina, Walter Clark, William Laurence Saunders, Stephen Beauregard Weeks (1910)
"goodman, Henry, a JP, 5. 828. goodman, Henry, a JP, 5. 828. ... goodman, Henry, in militia, 22. 359. goodman, Henry, in militia, 22. 494. ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1878)
"Lincolne, of Hingham ; Thomas Gill, of Hingham ; goodman Williams, ... goodman Midge, of Maul dine ; Edward Bedwell ; goodman Baker, ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"Cardell goodman, popularly sailed Scum goodman, a knave more abandoned, ... goodman had been on the stage, had been kept, like some much greater men, ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"goodman. He desired two or three times to go into the gaol, or to '.lie other ... goodman. 1 was a prisoner there, and Mr. Bambridge came into Corbett's, ..."

6. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc. by David Herd, Sidney Gilpin, George Paton (1870)
"I wifh that you were dead, goodman. T WISH that you were dead, goodman, And a green fod on your head, goodman, That I might ware my ..."

7. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1856)
"This man knew goodman well. Indeed they had belonged to the same gang of ... A simple choice was offered to goodman, to abscond and to be rewarded with an ..."

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