yeoman

[ yoh-muhn ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

15th century; from yongman young man

from 1300-50 Middle English yemen, yoman

Synonyms

  • attendant
  • assistant
  • clerk

Antonyms

  • executive
  • boss
  • manager

Definition

performed in a workmanlike, valiant, and useful manner, especially in situations involving a great deal of effort

Example

A) They did a yeoman job solving that problem. B) We were all impressed by her yeoman efforts.

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