noun, plural foot·men.
- footling presentation,
- footloose and fancy-free,
- footmen's gallery,
Origin of footman
Examples from the Web for footman
A footman was summoned and told to go down to the kitchens where the chefs on duty were severely reprimanded.
After graduating in June 2011, he applied for a job as a footman at Buckingham Palace, and started there in February 2012.
On my visit, I was attended by a footman and a lady dressed in period attire.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000|Daniel Gross|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it was only Mrs. Davis's footman leaving a note for Leslie about some charity.The Sport of the Gods|Paul Laurence Dunbar
Quickly she touched a bell, and in the next instant the coach had stopped and the footman was at the open door.
The footman was fond of reading, and used often in the evening to entertain the other servants with some amusing book.Favorite Fairy Tales|Logan Marshall
"You've made a mistake, my man," was the footman's response.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
A coachman in quiet livery sat on the box; a footman opened the door for us.A Plucky Girl|L. T. Meade
noun plural -men
c.1300, "foot soldier;" late 14c., "one who goes on foot;" as a personal attendant, originally one who ran before or alongside his master's carriage, announcing its arrival (and keeping it from tipping over). The modern, non-jogging servant sense is from c.1700, though the running footmen still were in service mid-18c. From foot (n.) + man (n.).