snowman

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Snowman.

Etymology[edit]

snow +‎ -man. A snowman (when built from two balls) resembles an 8.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsnəʊ.mæn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsnoʊ.mæn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

snowman (plural snowmen)

  1. A humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks (arms), a carrot (nose), and stones or coal (eyes, mouth).
  2. (baseball, golf) A score of eight, especially within one inning (in baseball) or on one hole (in golf, where it is also known as dogballs).
    • 1996 June 3, Buster Olney, “Chat with Sparky helps 'useless' Johnson   Dejected O's manager gets lift from ex-Tigers boss”, in The Baltimore Sun[1] (quoting B. J. Surhoff):
      [The Angels] dropped a snowman early on us [Saturday] and we built a snowman early too.
    • 2005 June 26, Dayton Daily News[2], page 44:
      "Then they dropped a snowman (8) on us and did it pretty quick," Narron said. "Then Stone had to stay out there and suck it up for us [] "
    • 2018, Andre Huu, The Round of Your Life: A Book on Golf and Life, Archway Publishing, →ISBN:
      For me, another blow-up score of a snowman, 8, seems about right on this hole.
  3. (slang) A playing card with the rank of eight.
  4. An attractive but heartless man.
    Coordinate term: ice queen
    • 1961, John D. Loudermilktitle=The Great Snowman (lyrics and music), “(Please provide the song title)”:
      A few years ago there lived a lover
      By the name of Jimmy Jones
      Who really snowed the girls and left them cold
      And gained the title of "The Great Snowman".

Hypernyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]