Footman meaning

fo͝otmən
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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.
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A male servant who assists the butler in a large household.
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(archaic) A foot soldier; infantryman.
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(archaic) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
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A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
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(historical) A servant who runs in front of his master's carriage.
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A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
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(zoology) A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
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Origin of footman

  • Middle English footman, fotman, foteman (“foot soldier, running footman”)

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