Definition Of yeoman

noun

a man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freeholder.

A market revolution occurred as a yeoman and cash crop agriculture and capitalist manufacturing replaced artisan economy.

a member of the yeomanry force.

Many stories told about O'Keefe recount his daring and athletic escapes from pursuing yeomen and soldiers.

a petty officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard performing clerical duties on board ship.

For cold weather wear there was a navy blue cape. The normal Yeoman 's rating badge was worn on the jacket's left sleeve.

a servant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom or a squire and a page.

One contemporary account notes that before her visit to Croydon in April and May 1585 a gentleman usher called Francis Coot and nine yeomen and grooms spent eight days making ready for her Majesty the Bishop's house.

Example Of yeoman

  • A yeomanly tear was pricking at the corner of my eye as I stepped out across a small junction and was nearly mown down by a scooter.

  • A market revolution occurred as a yeoman and cash crop agriculture and capitalist manufacturing replaced artisan economy.

  • A signalling (tactical communications) petty officer in the British Royal Navy (known as a ' Yeoman of Signals ').

  • A virtuous citizenry, which Jefferson considered essential to a republican form of government, was most reliably constituted of yeomen farmers he believed.

  • After years of yeomanly service, it had begun to falter.


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