Definition of yeoman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    yeoman

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈjəʊmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjoʊmən//
     
    (pl. yeomen
    BrE BrE//ˈjəʊmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjoʊmən//
     
    )
    Farm people, The navy
     
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  1. 1(in Britain in the past) a farmer who owned and worked on his land See related entries: Farm people
  2. 2an officer in the US Navy who does mainly office work See related entries: The navy
  3. Word Origin Middle English: probably from young + man.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yeoman