Drummer



[druhm-er] /ˈdrʌm ər/

noun
1.
a person who plays a .
2.
a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.
Idioms
3.
march to a different drummer, to be motivated by a different set of values than the average person.
/ˈdrʌmə/
noun
1.
a person who plays a drum or set of drums
2.
(mainly US) a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
3.
(Austral & NZ, slang) the slowest shearer in a team
n.

1570s, agent noun from drum (v.).

noun

A traveling salesperson

[1827+; fr the practice of going about with a drum to gain attention for recruiting and other purposes; for example, the sale of fish was announced by drumming in the London streets]
see: march to a different beat (drummer)

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