yeoman of the guard

noun phrase

Definition of yeoman of the guard

: a member of a military corps attached to the British royal household that serves as ceremonial attendants of the sovereign

First Known Use of yeoman of the guard

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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“Yeoman of the guard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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