[hed-muh n, -man] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmæn/

noun, plural headmen
[hed-muh n, -men] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a chief or leader.
noun (pl) -men
(anthropol) a chief or leader
a foreman or overseer

“chief man, leader,” Old English heafodman; see head (adj.) + man (n.). Cognate with German Hauptmann “captain.”


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