Definition of reedman in English:



(also reedsman)
  • 1British, East Anglian English dialect A person who cuts, prepares, and sells reed for thatching.

  • 2Music
    A player of a reed instrument.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marshall (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent. From reed + man; in form reedsman from the genitive of reed + man.