All this suggests what could be seen as the proletarianization of the yeoman class.
The rise of the yeoman class in Britain was particularly critical in foreshadowing the evolution of America.
This low turnout is remarkable given how unfavorably Obama is viewed by much of the yeoman class.
It is small, fits easily in a standard kitchen utility drawer, and does yeoman duty when called upon.
"I hope there will be no collision between Rita and Mrs. yeoman," laughed Dick.
The yeoman of the signals; a first-class petty officer in the navy.
The "yeoman's" estate is not only honourable but useful, as Starcad generously and truly acknowledges.
There was not a yeoman present who did not hope to win one of them.
Thou canst borrow twenty marks from Dame Adlyn, the yeoman's wife.
The stout English yeoman was as proud in his way as was the Marquis of Elverston.
c.1300, "attendant in a noble household," of unknown origin, perhaps a contraction of Old English iunge man "young man," or from an unrecorded Old English *geaman, equivalent of Old Frisian gaman "villager," from Old English -gea "district, village," cognate with Old Frisian ga, ge, from Proto-Germanic *gaujan.
Sense of "commoner who cultivates his land" is recorded from early 15c.; also the third order of fighting men (late 14c., below knights and squires, above knaves), hence yeomen's service "good, efficient service" (c.1600). Meaning "naval petty officer in charge of supplies" is first attested 1660s. Yeowoman first recorded 1852: "Then I am yeo-woman O the clumsy word!" [Tennyson, "The Foresters"]