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batman

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈbætmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætmən//
 
(pl. batmen
BrE BrE//ˈbætmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætmən//
 
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the personal servant of an officer in the armed forces Word Origin mid 18th cent. (originally denoting an orderly in charge of the bat horse ‘packhorse’ which carried the officer's baggage): from Old French bat (from medieval Latin bastum ‘packsaddle’) + man.

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