[ liv-uh-ree-muhn, liv-ree- ]

noun,plural liv·er·y·men.
  1. an owner of or an employee in a livery stable.

  2. British. a freeman of the City of London, entitled to wear the livery of the ancient guild or city district to which he belongs and to vote in the election of Lord Mayor, chamberlain, and other municipal and honorary officers.

  1. Obsolete. a person in livery, especially a servant.

Origin of liveryman

First recorded in 1675–85; livery1 + -man

usage note For liveryman

See -man.

Words Nearby liveryman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use liveryman in a sentence

  • He turned the problem over in his mind, and after they came home he went out and had a conversation with the liveryman.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • Arriving at the town of Stacey early that afternoon, Bartley arranged with the local liveryman for the dog's keep that night.

    Partners of Chance | Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • As answer to the liveryman's question as to the whereabouts of the smashed rig, he waved a comprehensive hand toward the suburbs.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
  • "Some day the damn fool will bust his head open," said the liveryman, after a ruminative pause.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
  • The liveryman from whom Bob hired his saddle horse proved to be a person of a leisurely and sardonic humour.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for liveryman


/ (ˈlɪvərɪmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. British a member of a livery company

  2. a worker in a livery stable

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