snowman etymology

English word snowman comes from English -man, English snow

Detailed word origin of snowman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
snow English (eng) (nautical) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted. (colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.. (impersonal) To have snow fall from the sky.. (poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards. (countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, [...]
snowman English (eng) (golf) A score of eight on a single hole.. (idiomatic) An attractive but heartless man (similar to ice queen).. (slang) A playing card with the rank of eight.. A humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks (arms), a carrot (nose), and stones or coal (eyes, mouth).

Words with the same origin as snowman

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