pl. -·mans or -·men
in the Near East, an interpreter or professional guide
Origin of dragomanMiddle English drogeman ; from Old French ; from Italian dragomanno ; from Medieval Greek dragomanos ; from Arabic tarjum?n, interpreter
nounpl. drag·o·mans or drag·o·men
An interpreter or guide in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken.
Origin of dragomanMiddle English dragman, from Old French drugeman, from Medieval Latin dragumannus, from Medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic tarjuman, from Aramaic targ&schwa;mana, from Akkadian targumannu, interpreter; see rgm in Semitic roots.