headman

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Noun[edit]

headman (plural headmen)

  1. Alternative form of head man
  2. (informal, rare, chiefly India) headmaster
    • 1995, Evelyn Wilde Mayerson, Miami, page 203:
      But then Nash speaks to the school headman on Josie's behalf and persuades him to admit my youngest son.
    • 2005, Narain Roop Sonker, Poisonous Roots, page 20:
      The Headman and the Principal of the school have taken care that the children do not learn anything and that education does not make any progress in this region.
    • 2015, Piyush Arora, My Childhood Love Story, page 38:
      Teachers were in the playground and our school Headman, Mrs. Rupali Chandra was on the stage.

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