bowman etymology

English word bowman comes from English bow, English -man

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Detailed word origin of bowman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bow English (eng) (intransitive) To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.. (intransitive) To defer (to something).. (transitive, and, intransitive) To debut. (nautical) The front of a boat or ship. (intransitive) To become bent or curved.. (intransitive) To premiere.. (transitive) To make something bend or curve.. (transitive, figurative) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to [...]
-man English (eng) 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.
bowman English (eng) (archery) A man who uses a bow; an archer.

Words with the same origin as bowman

Descendants of -man
businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman