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[foo t-muh n] /ˈfʊt mən/

noun, plural footmen.
a liveried servant who attends the door or carriage, waits on table, etc.
a metal stand before a fire, to keep something hot.
Archaic. an infantryman.
noun (pl) -men
a male servant, esp one in livery
a low four-legged metal stand used in a fireplace for utensils, etc
(formerly) a foot soldier
any of several arctiid moths related to the tiger moths, esp the common footman (Eilema lurideola), with yellowish hind wings and brown forewings with a yellow front stripe; they produce woolly bear larvae

c.1300, “foot soldier;” late 14c., “one who goes on foot;” as a personal attendant, originally one who ran before or alongside his master’s carriage, announcing its arrival (and keeping it from tipping over). The modern, non-jogging servant sense is from c.1700, though the running footmen still were in service mid-18c. From foot (n.) + man (n.).


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