yeomanly

adverb
yeo·​man·​ly | \ ˈyō-mən-lē How to pronounce yeomanly (audio) \

Definition of yeomanly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: in a manner befitting a yeoman : bravely

yeomanly

adjective

Definition of yeomanly (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or having the rank of a yeoman
2 : becoming or suitable to a yeoman : sturdy, loyal yeomanly surveillance efforts

First Known Use of yeomanly

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yeomanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yeomanly. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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