Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

yeomanry

play
noun yeo·man·ry \ˈyō-mən-rē\

Definition of yeomanry

  1. 1 :  the body of yeomen; specifically :  the body of small landed proprietors of the middle class

  2. 2 :  a British volunteer cavalry force created from yeomen in 1761 as a home defense force and reorganized in 1907 as part of the territorial force



14th Century

First Known Use of yeomanry

14th century


Learn More about yeomanry


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up yeomanry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin prompt oily angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ