Definition of colourman in US English:

colourman

noun

  • 1A person who sells and (formerly) prepares artist's paints.

  • 2A person employed to work with paint or colour; especially a commercial painter or colourer. Now rare.

  • 3US Broadcasting. A commentator, especially for a sporting event, who supplements the main commentary with background information, expert analysis, etc.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Head (?1637–?1686), writer. From colour + man.

Pronunciation

colourman

/ˈkʌləmən/