One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Suriname: a man regarded as a clairvoyant or sorcerer.
A member of the crew of a locomotive; specifically an engine driver.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Stedman (1744–1797), army officer and author. From an element of uncertain origin (perhaps compare Aku ológu sorcerer) + man<br>late 19th century. From loco + man.
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