Definition of

Batman

  1. (noun, person) an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer

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Alternate forms of Batman

Hypernyms: attendant, attender, tender

Origin of the word Batman

  1. "officer's servant," originally military title for "man in charge of a bat-horse and its load," 1755, from bat "pack-saddle" (late 14c.), from O.Fr. bast (Mod.Fr. b?t), from L.L. bastum (see baton). Hence also batwoman (1941). more

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