- n. 自耕农；自由民；仆人
- n. (Yeoman)人名；(英)约曼
原义为贵族家庭的侍者，可能缩写自古英语iunge man,即young man,后用于指自耕农。
- yeoman:  Etymologically, a yeoman is probably simply a ‘young man’; indeed originally the word denoted a ‘junior household servant’, between a squire and a page in rank. It started life as yongman, a compound of Middle English yong ‘young’ and man, and was gradually eroded to yeoman. The modern sense ‘freeholding farmer’, and its metaphorical extensions, emerged in the 15th century.
=> man, young
- yeoman (n.)
- c. 1300, "attendant in a noble household," of unknown origin, perhaps a contraction of Old English iunge man "young man," or from an unrecorded Old English *geaman, equivalent of Old Frisian gaman "villager," from Old English -gea "district, region, village," cognate with Old Frisian ga, ge, German Gau, Gothic gawi, from Proto-Germanic *gaujan.
Sense of "commoner who cultivates his land" is recorded from early 15c.; also the third order of fighting men (late 14c., below knights and squires, above knaves), hence yeomen's service "good, efficient service" (c. 1600). Meaning "naval petty officer in charge of supplies" is first attested 1660s. Yeowoman first recorded 1852: "Then I am yeo-woman O the clumsy word!" [Tennyson, "The Foresters"]
- 1. It was not the aristocrat but the yeoman who determined the nation's policies.
- 2. Byron was led by a yeoman into the presence of the Commander - in - chief of the Asiatic Fleet.
- 3. Her uncle spend two years on a warship as a yeoman.
- 4. The medicine you gave me has done me Yeoman's service.
- 5. A yeoman farmer model of price setting under monopolistic competition.
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