Meaning of “batman” in the English Dictionary

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"batman" in British English

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batmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæt.mən/ us /ˈbæt.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • Meanwhile he is whistling, and his batman is making sparks fly out of the buttons, which he cleans with glass-paper and gun-cotton just outside the door. 
  • So I told my batman to get hot water brought there in the mornings. 
  • Then, as time went on, I was able to get a man to take over the duties of a batman, and I finally obtained a chauffeur to run my side-car. 
  • There I was met by the General's grand old batman. 
  • You should have seen me this morning, sitting on the gun-seat while my batman cut my hair. 

(Definition of “batman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)