Definition of 'footman'
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Dinner guests were attended by footmen in yellow livery. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The former footman takes up the story. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)It was only after a painful and prolonged scene that she was ejected by the butler and the footman. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Butlers and footmen and maids to high people has seen so much of the world and get such manners. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)A maid and a footman didn't get on, and then did. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there are subtle ways in which one can gauge the standing of, say, a footman or maid by the way in which they address their superiors. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)
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