liveryman


liveryman

liveryman [liv-uh-ree-muh n, liv-ree-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural liv·er·y·men.

  1. an owner of or an employee in a livery stable.
  2. British. a freeman of the City of London, entitled to wear the livery of the ancient guild or city district to which he belongs and to vote in the election of Lord Mayor, chamberlain, and other municipal and honorary officers.
  3. Obsolete. a person in livery, especially a servant.

Origin of liveryman First recorded in 1675–85; livery1 + -man Usage note See -man. Examples from the Web for liveryman Historical Examples of liveryman

  • Ben Wallace was the liveryman who furnished the hay and oats for the circus.

    Watch Yourself Go By

    Al. G. Field

  • Had I known where they lived I could have employed a liveryman to take me to them.

    To and Through Nebraska

    Frances I. Sims Fulton

  • The information was corroborated by a call upon the liveryman, and they acted upon it.

    Alone

    Marion Harland

  • “That’s just what I’ve been trying to do for myself,” said the liveryman.

    Poppea of the Post-Office

    Mabel Osgood Wright

  • This, the liveryman said, was a system of signals that told of their presence.

    Uncle Sam Detective

    William Atherton Du Puy

  • British Dictionary definitions for liveryman liveryman noun plural -men

    1. British a member of a livery company
    2. a worker in a livery stable

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