Part of speech: noun

Master; Mr.: husband: head of a family.

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Usage examples "goodman":

  1. I tell you, Goodman Cole, that Quaker girl Is precious as a sea- bream's eye. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Mrs. Goodman looked at it. - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
  3. With that she puts in my hand a letter she had that morning received from one Henry Goodman, a tenant, who having heard that she had disposed of a farm to his neighbour, now humbly prayed she would do him the same good turn by selling him the land he rented, and for which he was prepared to pay down in ready money the sum of five thousand pounds. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.