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- tacksman (obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: tăksʹmăn, IPA(key): /ˈtæksmæn/
- (UK) enPR: tăksʹmăn, IPA(key): /ˈtaksman/
taxman (plural taxmen)
- A generic, usually derogatory term for a tax collector.
- The taxman’s taken all my dough.
- 1668 July 3rd, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683),
- Andrew Houſtoun and Adam Muſhet, being Tackſmen of the Excize, did Imploy Thomas Rue to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound Sterling for a year.