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[liv-uh-ree-muh n, liv-ree-] /ˈlɪv ə ri mən, ˈlɪv ri-/
noun, plural liverymen.
an owner of or an employee in a livery stable.
British. a freeman of the City of London, entitled to wear the livery of the ancient guild or city district to which he belongs and to vote in the election of Lord Mayor, chamberlain, and other municipal and honorary officers.
Obsolete. a person in livery, especially a servant.
Origin of liveryman
First recorded in 1675-85; livery1 + -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Ben Wallace was the liveryman who furnished the hay and oats for the circus.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Had I known where they lived I could have employed a liveryman to take me to them.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton
  • The information was corroborated by a call upon the liveryman, and they acted upon it.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • "That's just what I've been trying to do for myself," said the liveryman.

    Poppea of the Post-Office Mabel Osgood Wright
  • This, the liveryman said, was a system of signals that told of their presence.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • A silly answer as the liveryman said, yet surprising to her aunt.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
  • The liveryman pulls slowly at his cigar, and runs his hand over his hair.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • The liveryman walks away a few steps, and then turns suddenly.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • Eliph' Hewlitt, in his travels, had learned the value of the liveryman.

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  • As a vacancy occurs in his company he fills it as a "liveryman."

British Dictionary definitions for liveryman


noun (pl) -men
(Brit) a member of a livery company
a worker in a livery stable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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