milkman

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milk +‎ -man

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪlkmən/
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milkman (plural milkmen)

Milkman on motorcycle in Uganda (1)
  1. A man who delivers milk to households and sometimes businesses early in the morning.
    • 1959 March, R. C. Riley, “Home with the Milk”, in Trains Illustrated, page 154:
      Our milkman is a jovial character, but not one given to yodelling at the customers on his round. Only the resounding "clonk" of bottles advises us that a couple of pints have been left on the doorstep.

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