snowman

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Snowman.

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From snow + man.

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snowman (plural snowmen)

  1. A humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks (arms), a carrot (nose), and stones or coal (eyes, mouth).
  2. (slang) A playing card with the rank of nine.
  3. (golf) A score of eight on a single hole.
  4. (slang) A playing card with the rank of nine.
  5. (idiomatic) An attractive but heartless man (similar to ice queen).
    • 1961, John D. Loudermilk in the song "The Great Snowman"
      A few years ago there lived a lover By the name of Jimmy Jones Who really snowed the girls and left them cold And gained the title of 'The Great Snowman'.

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