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