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Definition of Footman


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

Footman Translations

footman in French is larbin
footman in German is Lakaien, Lakai
footman in Italian is servitore
footman in Spanish is lacayo