Chairman etymology


English word chairman comes from English -man, English chair

Etymology of chairman

Detailed word origin of chairman

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-man English (en) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
chair English (en) (chemistry) One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.. (music) The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.. (rail transport) An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers, and similar devices.. (slang, with the) The electric chair.. A distinguished professorship at a [...]
chairman English (en) To serve as chairman. (historical) Someone whose job is to carry people in a portable chair, sedan chair, or similar conveyance.. A person (usually but not always a man) presiding over a meeting.. The head of a corporate or governmental board of directors, a committee, or other formal entity.

Words with the same origin as chairman

Descendants of -man

fisherman handyman