(plural, Dragomans). A ciceronë; a guide or interpreter to foreigners. (Arabic targuman, an interpreter; whence targum.)
“My dragoman had me completely in his power, and I resolved to become independent of all interpreters.” —Baker: Albert Nyanza, chap. i. p. 3.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894