Definition of Tapsman

1. a chief servant [n TAPSMEN]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapsman

tappiced
tappices
tappicing
tapping
tapping up
tappings
tappit
tappit hen
tappit hens
tappy
taproom
taprooms
taproot
taproots
taps
tapsman (current term)
tapsmen
tapster
tapsters
tapstry
tapt
tapu
tapued
tapuing
tapus
taqiyya
taqlid
taqua-nut
taqua nut
taqua nuts

Literary usage of Tapsman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Healey, Disc, of New World, p. S2. (Nares.) tapsman (taps'mau), n. ; pi. ... A servant who has principal charge and direction : as, the tapsman of a drove. ..."

2. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"TAP-ROOTED, adj. Deep rooted. Maxwell'! Sel. tapsman,». A «errant who has the principal charge, other servants being subjected to his ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"A servant who has the principal charge, other servants being subjected to his orders ; as, '' the tapsman of a drove," ..."

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