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Goodman

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Goodmann. [Good + man].
  •  A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to “My friend”, “Good sir”, “Mister;” -- sometimes used ironically.  [1913 Webster]
    "With you, goodman boy, an you please."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the early colonial records of New England, the term goodman is frequently used as a title of designation, sometimes in a respectful manner, to denote a person whose first name was not known, or when it was not desired to use that name; in this use it was nearly equivalent to Mr. This use was doubtless brought with the first settlers from England."  [1913 Webster]
    "Say ye to the goodman of the house, . . . Where is the guest-chamber ?"  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Goodman, n. (pl. -men) Sc. archaic the head of a household.


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