yeoman of the guard

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeoman of the guard was circa 1520

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Cite this Entry

“Yeoman of the guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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