One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A driver of a streetcar or horse-drawn carriage.
bearer, conveyor, transporterView synonyms
- ‘The total included carmen, seamen from the cross-Channel ferries, hotel and catering staff as well as those more predictable grades of cleaner, fireman, guard, shunter and driver.’
- ‘The night shift had a mere 2 carmen, 3 helpers, 3 electricians and 5 cleaners.’
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