The definition of a yeoman is an attendant, servant or assistant in England or a petty officer in the U.S. Navy.(noun)
An example of a yeoman is a butler in an old British mystery novel.
See yeoman in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. yeomen
Origin: ME yeman, prob. contr. < yengman, yung man, lit., young man
See yeoman in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English yoman
Origin: , perhaps from Old English *gēaman
Origin: , from Old Frisian gāman, villager
Origin: : gā, region, district
Origin: + man, man; see man-1 in Indo-European roots.
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