noun, plural yeo·men.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for yeomen
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
Then the English knights charged, and completed what the English yeomen had begun.
Asked who were present at the scene of the supper, Sprot named eight yeomen.James VI and the Gowrie Mystery|Andrew Lang
These yeomen have, for the greater part, been swallowed up by the paper-system which has drawn such masses of money together.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
The peasants never dance in the fields nowadays, and their festivals are very like those of the English yeomen.One Irish Summer|William Eleroy Curtis
The wooden trenchers in the farmhouses were supplanted by pewter, and there were yeomen who could boast of their silver.Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture|Arthur Hayden
British Dictionary definitions for yeomen
noun plural -men
- 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