Associations to the word «Footman»


FOOTMAN, noun. (archaic) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
FOOTMAN, noun. A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
FOOTMAN, noun. (historical) A servant who runs in front of his master's carriage.
FOOTMAN, noun. A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
FOOTMAN, noun. A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.

Dictionary definition

FOOTMAN, noun. A man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope