[ foo t-muh n ]
/ ˈfʊt mən /

noun, plural foot·men.

a liveried servant who attends the door or carriage, waits on table, etc.
a metal stand before a fire, to keep something hot.
Archaic. an infantryman.

Origin of footman

First recorded in 1250–1300, footman is from the Middle English word fotman. See foot, man1


un·der·foot·man, noun, plural un·der·foot·men. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for footman

/ (ˈfʊtmən) /

noun plural -men

a male servant, esp one in livery
a low four-legged metal stand used in a fireplace for utensils, etc
(formerly) a foot soldier
any of several arctiid moths related to the tiger moths, esp the common footman (Eilema lurideola), with yellowish hind wings and brown forewings with a yellow front stripe; they produce woolly bear larvae
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