Definition of footman:
- A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
- A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
- A moth of the family Lithosidae; - so called from its livery- like colors.
- A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
- Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
- "The Peasant and the Prince", Harriet Martineau.
He had been in that City about two Months, kept a handsome Equipage, was very young, and a well bred Gentleman, of great value among the Ladies, and had he been able to support the Character he bore at first appearance here, it would have convinced the World there is very little difference between a Footman and a Nobleman, where neither Sense nor Money are wanting to carry on the Resemblance.- "Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)", Daniel Defoe.
- "The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight", Elizabeth von Arnim.