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houseman Line breaks: house|man
Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊsmən/

Definition of houseman in English:

noun (plural housemen)

1British Another term for house officer.
Example sentences
  • Research shows a high level of mistakes made by certifiers at all levels of doctors, from housemen to consultants and including GPs.
  • The health service grew up in the tradition of autonomous consultants who could refer to ‘my patients, my registrar, my houseman, and my beds.’
  • Eventually I was offered a post by a consultant physician to serve as his junior houseman in another of his hospitals.
junior doctor, house doctor, newly qualified doctor, medical officer, MO;
British house officer;
North American intern, resident
2North American another term for houseboy.
Example sentences
  • A clearing of his throat, a tug on his overcoat, and Christopher followed Paul up the stairs and into the front parlor, helped from his overcoat and hat by the familiar face of the elderly Negro houseman Joseph.
  • Black billed Hollinger for the cost of numerous personal household staff-including chefs, senior butlers, butlers, under-butlers, chauffeurs, housemen, footmen and security personnel.
  • In our own house in Freetown our houseman, Abu, walked all the way from to Koidu to Freetown, a total of over 200 miles, after the rebels came and burned his boutiques and house.

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