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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. 2017.
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  • The liveryman was accustomed to driving summer boarders out to the few places where they might stay in the Cumberlands.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • "That's just what I've been trying to do for myself," said the liveryman.

    Poppea of the Post-Office Mabel Osgood Wright
  • Ben Wallace was the liveryman who furnished the hay and oats for the circus.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • The liveryman pulls slowly at his cigar, and runs his hand over his hair.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • It was Joe Crane, the liveryman, who rushed into the office of the Star with the great news.

    Hempfield David Grayson
  • Eliph' Hewlitt, in his travels, had learned the value of the liveryman.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • The liveryman stood in the doorway and called directions to us.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • As a vacancy occurs in his company he fills it as a "liveryman."

  • The information was corroborated by a call upon the liveryman, and they acted upon it.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • He had a liveryman behind him, and both the master and man were all shining in gold.

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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