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goodman (n.)

"man of the house, master, husband," late Old English, from good (adj.) + man (n.). In 17c.-18c. also a familiar form of address and nearly equivalent to mister.

updated on April 02, 2015

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Definitions of goodman from WordNet

Goodman (n.)
United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986);
Synonyms: Benny Goodman / Benjamin David Goodman / King of Swing
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