Yeoman (noun)

  1. A man holding a minor landowner or gentleman farmer status below that of a knight.
  2. A person who performs a specified duty or job conscientiously and well, especially a soldier or sailor.
  3. A servant or retainer, especially in a royal household.


From the middle english yeoman, from the old english ġeōman, from the proto-germanic *gaumaz.


  1. The yeoman lived on his small farm and worked the land himself.
  2. The yeoman was praised for his loyalty and devotion to the king.
  3. The yeoman served as a trusted member of the royal household.
  4. The yeoman was an excellent marksman and an asset to the army.
  5. The yeoman was known for his hard work and dedication to his duties.
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