- a servant, attendant, or subordinate official in a royal or other great household.
- a subordinate or assistant, as of a sheriff or other official or in a craft or trade.
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How to use yeoman in a sentence
The rise of the yeoman class in Britain was particularly critical in foreshadowing the evolution of America.
All this suggests what could be seen as the proletarianization of the yeoman class.
This low turnout is remarkable given how unfavorably Obama is viewed by much of the yeoman class.Off the Rails: How the Party of Lincoln Became the Party of Plutocrats|Joel Kotkin|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is small, fits easily in a standard kitchen utility drawer, and does yeoman duty when called upon.
Dorothy led Jack off to the stable, and the half-frozen yeoman turned in to enjoy his cheerful fire.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
But during the retreat he led the van and did yeoman service in restoring order among the disheartened troops.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Thorstein was the yeoman who dwelt there & he gave them shelter and good cheer for the night, and there they slept in good beds.
Then all who were present fell to laughing, so that the yeoman sat himself down again.
Up to this moment Meadows had treated Mr. Clinton with a marked deference, as from yeoman to gentleman.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for yeoman
- a member of a class of small freeholders of common birth who cultivated their own land
- an assistant or other subordinate to an official, such as a sheriff, or to a craftsman or trader
- an attendant or lesser official in a royal or noble household