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yeomanly

[yoh-muh n-lee]
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adjective
  1. of the condition or rank of a yeoman.
  2. pertaining to or befitting a yeoman; loyal, staunch, sturdy, etc.
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adverb
  1. like or as befits a yeoman.
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Origin of yeomanly

First recorded in 1350–1400, yeomanly is from the Middle English word yemanly. See yeoman, -ly
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Historical Examples

  • I warrant you he's as yeomanly a man as you shall see; mark you, masters, here's a plain honest man without welt or guard.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange


British Dictionary definitions for yeomanly

yeomanly

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or like a yeoman
  2. having the virtues attributed to yeomen, such as staunchness, loyalty, and courage
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adverb
  1. in a yeomanly manner, as in being brave, staunch, or loyal
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