[ US /ˈfʊtmən/ ]
[ UK /fˈʊtmən/ ]
  1. a man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores
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How To Use footman In A Sentence

  • If you chance to take an elegant drive up the 'Fifth Avenue,' and meet a dashing equipage -- say with horses terribly caparisoned, a purloined crest on the carriage-door, a sallow-faced footman covered up in a green coat, all over big brass buttons, stuck up behind, and a whiskey-faced coachman half-asleep in a great hammercloth, be sure it belongs to some snob who has not a sentence of good English in his head. An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith
  • Coaches were not only expensive to purchase, but they were costly to maintain as they required a liveried servant to drive them and had a place for a footman.
  • They get emotional breakdowns, drug-running and terminal illnesses; we get the cast of Downton Abbey blushing over a footman buffing the wrong tureen. With The Big C, Nurse Jackie and Weeds, US TV has given us women who are more than just Mistresses
  • He carried a riding crop-a leather-wrapped handle on a sharp, hooked piece of steel that might have been called a footman's pick back in Argive. Bloodlines
  • The footman went ahead against the hurricane.
  • What was more, my lord's coachman caught it up, and he called her countess, and he had a quarrel about it with the footman Kendall; and the day after a dreadful affair between them in the mews, home drives madam, and Kendall is to go up to her, and down the poor man comes, and not a word to be got out of him, but as if he had seen a ghost. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith
  • There is a bienseance also with regard to people of the lowest degree: a gentleman observes it with his footman — even with the beggar in the street. Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
  • ‘My Lady,’ the footman said, giving Ky a much-needed hand down.
  • The coachman was fat and florid, the footman a particularly fine specimen of flunkeydom, and their faces, as the light of my lamps fell upon them -- they could not speak, for they were both gagged as well as bound -- were so convulsed with terror, that I could see they did not look upon me as a friend. The Motor Pirate
  • Luckily for him, this state of suspense was not long, for within half an hour of his leaving the breakfast-table, the footman knocked at his door — that footman with whom, at the beginning of his difficulties, he had made up his mind to dispense, but who had been kept on because of the Barchester prebend. Framley Parsonage
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