Shipman definition

shĭpmən
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A sailor.
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A labourer on a ship.
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A shipmaster.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shipman
Plural:
shipmen

Origin of shipman

  • From Middle English schipman, from Old English scipmann (“shipman, mariner, sailor, rower; one who goes on trading voyages; pirate"), equivalent to ship +"Ž man. Cognate with Icelandic skipmaður, skipamaður (“shipman").

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