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footman

[ foot-muhn ]
/ ˈfʊt mən /
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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.

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Origin of footman

First recorded in 1250–1300, footman is from the Middle English word fotman.See foot, man
un·der·foot·man, noun, plural un·der·foot·men.
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British Dictionary definitions for footman

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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