[foh-muh n]

noun, plural foe·men. Literary.

an enemy in war.

Origin of foeman

before 1000; Middle English foman, Old English fāhman. See foe, man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foeman

Historical Examples of foeman

  • Let his honour give us,' with a theatrical gesture, 'a foeman worthy of our steel.'

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • But, all the same, I knew he didnt regard me as a foeman worthy of his steel.

  • And then, quite suddenly, there seemed to be no foeman to swing at.

    ...After a Few Words...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • And it were well if they might gather a little host ere their foeman might gather a mickle.

    Child Christopher

    William Morris

  • It was evident that he recognised a foeman, worthy of his steel, approaching.

    The Eagle Cliff

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for foeman


noun plural -men

archaic, or poetic an enemy in war; foe
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