- 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.
How to use yeoman in a sentence
Today, the Yeomen of the Guard continue this historic search, in addition to more hi-tec security checks by police.Queen Opens Parliament Today in Colorful Ancient Ceremony|Tom Sykes|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had received the scanty education generally bestowed upon the sons of small yeomen at the beginning of the present century.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
The Austerfield branch were yeomen, once so important in the English commons that they ranked next to the gentry.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
The Carsons belonged to a corps of yeomen; and being Protestants, they were privileged to carry arms.
And up they took proud Tarquin, and laid him on the shield, And four strong yeomen bore him, still senseless from the field.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
The peerage, the gentry, the yeomen, and the peasantry—all classes were bound together with the links of respect and of affection.
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