noun pl. footmen
- a male servant who assists the butler in a large household
- Archaic a foot soldier; infantryman
Origin: orig., a man who ran on foot beside his master's horse or carriage
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- A man employed as a servant to wait at table, attend the door, and run various errands, as in a palace.
- Archaic a. A foot soldier; an infantryman.b. One who travels on foot; a pedestrian.