government man (plural government men)
- A representative of the government.
- A supporter of the government.
- (Australia, euphemistic, obsolete or historical) A convict.
The term convict was considered an insult in early colonial Australia, government man was the approved euphemism. See convict for other terms.
- ^ 1987, Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore, paperback ISBN 1-86046-150-6, page xi.