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Definition of footman:

  1. A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
  2. A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
  3. A moth of the family Lithosidae; - so called from its livery- like colors.
  4. A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
  5. Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.


liveryman, lackey, servant.

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