marshman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From marsh +‎ man.

Noun[edit]

marshman (plural marshmen)

  1. An inhabitant of a marshy area or piece of marshland. [from 15th c.]
    • 1978, Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop, Fourth Estate 2014, p. 9:
      She heard her name called, or rather she saw it, since the words were blown away instantly. The marshman was summoning her.