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: a traveler on foot : pedestrian
: a servant in livery formerly attending a rider or required to run in front of his master's carriage
: a servant who serves at table, tends the door, and runs errands
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b
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: a male servant who lets visitors into a house and serves food at the dinner table
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: a male servant who performs various duties (as letting visitors in and serving food)
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