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footman

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noun foot·man \-mən\

Simple Definition of footman

  • : a male servant who lets visitors into a house and serves food at the dinner table

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of footman

  1. 1 a archaic :  a traveler on foot :  pedestrian b :  infantryman

  2. 2 a :  a servant in livery formerly attending a rider or required to run in front of his master's carriage b :  a servant who serves at table, tends the door, and runs errands

14th Century

First Known Use of footman

14th century


FOOTMAN Defined for Kids

footman

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noun foot·man \ˈfu̇t-mən\

Definition of footman for Students

plural footmen \-mən\

  1. :  a male servant who performs various duties (as letting visitors in and serving food)




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