1. Suffix.  Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area; e.g. ''horseman'', ''sportsman''.
  2. Suffix.  Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area; e.g ''lawman'', ''newsman''.
  3. Suffix.  Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to an area, e.g. ''freeman'', ''iceman'', ''superman''.
  4. Suffix.  In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality; e.g. ''Scotsman'', ''Chinaman''.

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