liv·​ery·​man ˈli-və-rē-mən How to pronounce liveryman (audio)
: a freeman of the City of London entitled to wear the livery of the company to which he belongs
archaic : a liveried retainer
: the keeper of a vehicle-rental service

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The brothers were on trial alongside Henry Frink, a white liveryman and deputy sheriff who aided in Angeline’s escape; Frink was the only one of the lot to be acquitted. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 24 Dec. 2021 The drivers and liverymen were dressed in Victorian-era attire, and the latter generally kept up a steady stream of chatter to entertain their guests. Joan Hunt, Courant Community, 21 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of liveryman was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Liveryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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