textman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

text +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

textman (plural textmen)

  1. (dated) One who is ready to quote texts.
    • Bishop Robert Sanderson
      Men's daily occasions for themselves or friends, and the necessities of common life require the doing of a thousand things within the compass of a few days, for which it would puzzle the best textman that liveth readily to bethink himself of a sentence in the Bible, clear enough to satisfy a scrupulous conscience of the lawfulness and expediency of what he is about to do []