[liv-uh-ree-muh n, liv-ree-]

noun, plural liv·er·y·men.

an owner of or an employee in a livery stable.
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.
Obsolete. a person in livery, especially a servant.

Origin of liveryman

First recorded in 1675–85; livery1 + -man

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for liveryman

Historical Examples of liveryman

  • Ben Wallace was the liveryman who furnished the hay and oats for the circus.

  • Had I known where they lived I could have employed a liveryman to take me to them.

    To and Through Nebraska

    Frances I. Sims Fulton

  • The information was corroborated by a call upon the liveryman, and they acted upon it.


    Marion Harland

  • "That's just what I've been trying to do for myself," said the liveryman.

    Poppea of the Post-Office

    Mabel Osgood Wright

  • This, the liveryman said, was a system of signals that told of their presence.

    Uncle Sam Detective

    William Atherton Du Puy

British Dictionary definitions for liveryman


noun plural -men

British a member of a livery company
a worker in a livery stable
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