Adjective "batman" definition and examples

(Batman may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbatman/

Advertisement

Definitions and examples

noun

(in the British armed forces) an officer's personal servant.
  1. 'Another thing that makes us think he was wounded and is a prisoner is that his batman stayed with him, has never been seen, and is presumed to be a prisoner.'
  2. 'At the risk of annoying my friends in the Army top brass let me add that the institution of a batman or orderly for every army office even at peace stations is archaic and should be done away with.'

proper noun

A US cartoon, TV, and film character, by day the millionaire socialite Bruce Wayne but at night a cloaked and masked figure fighting crime in Gotham City.

    More definitions

    1. a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "capes can be batman."

    Origin

    Mid 18th century (originally denoting an orderly in charge of the bat horse ‘packhorse’ which carried the officer's baggage): from Old French bat (from medieval Latin bastum ‘packsaddle’) + man.