1. ferryman

noun. ['ˈfɛriːmən'] a man who operates a ferry.


  • boater
  • waterman
  • Charon


  • -man (English)
  • ferry (English)
  • ferien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Ferryman

  • merryman
  • berryman

Sentences with ferryman

1. Noun, singular or mass
It is common now to see pennies left on a grave to pay the ferryman.

Quotes about ferryman

1. It is related that Sakyamuni [the historical Buddha] once dismissed as of small consequence a feat of levitation on the part of a disciple, and cried out in pity for a yogin by the river who had spent twenty years of his human existence learning to walk on water, when the ferryman might have taken him across for a small coin.
- Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard