Origin: bat, packsaddle (only inch(es) combination, combining ) ; from French bât ; from Old French bast ; from Midieval Latin an unverified form bastum plush man
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Origin: Obsolete bat, packsaddle (from French bât, from Old French bast, from Late Latin bastum) + man.
batman - Cultural Definition
A comic strip character that first appeared in 1939. With his faithful sidekick Robin (the Boy Wonder), Batman fights crime in Gotham City, foiling evil villains such as the Joker and the Riddler.
- Batman's adventures have been widely adapted for television and a number of motion pictures.