Meaning of “footman” in the English Dictionary

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"footman" in British English

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footmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfʊt.mən/ us /ˈfʊt.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • Charles, the footman, met them there, with his face whiter than his napkin, and held up his hands, but could not speak. 
  • Guests were received at the door by a footman. 
  • The footman dismounted and opened the door. 
  • The footman piloted them, merely touching his hat quickly to Emily, being fully aware that she could take care of herself. 
  • When I descended at the door and rang, the footman was not aware whether Miss Lydia was in. 

(Definition of “footman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)