Definition of

Seaman

  1. (noun, person) a man who serves as a sailor
  2. (noun, person) muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Seaman

  1. "a sailor," O.E. s?manna (pl.), from sea + man. Cf. Du. zeeman, Ger. Seemann, O.N. sjoma?r. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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