yeomanry

[ yoh-muh n-ree ]
/ ˈyoʊ mən ri /
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noun

yeomen collectively.
a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761, originally composed largely of yeomen, that became part of the British Territorial Army in 1907.

Nearby words

  1. yeo.,
  2. yeoman,
  3. yeoman of the guard,
  4. yeoman's service,
  5. yeomanly,
  6. yep,
  7. yer,
  8. yerba,
  9. yerba buena,
  10. yerba maté

Origin of yeomanry

1325–75; Middle English yemanry; see yeoman, -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for yeomanry

yeomanry

/ (ˈjəʊmənrɪ) /

noun

yeomen collectively
(in Britain) a volunteer cavalry force, organized in 1761 for home defence: merged into the Territorial Army in 1907
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Word Origin and History for yeomanry

yeomanry

n.

late 14c., from yeoman + -ry.

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