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Footman vs. Butler — What's the Difference?

Footman vs. Butler — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Footman and Butler

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Footman

A footman or footboy is a male domestic worker.

Butler

A butler is a person who works in a house serving and is a domestic worker in a large household. In great houses, the household is sometimes divided into departments with the butler in charge of the dining room, wine cellar, and pantry.

Footman

A liveried servant whose duties include admitting visitors and waiting at table.

Butler

The chief manservant of a house.

Footman

A soldier in the infantry.
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Butler

The head servant in a household who is usually in charge of food service, the care of silverware, and the deportment of the other servants.

Footman

A trivet to hang on the bars of a grate.

Butler

A manservant having charge of wines and liquors.

Footman

A slender moth that is typically of a subdued colour, the caterpillar feeding almost exclusively on lichens.

Butler

The chief male servant of a household who has charge of other employees, receives guests, directs the serving of meals, and performs various personal services.

Footman

A man employed as a servant to wait at table, attend the door, and run various errands, as in a palace.

Butler

A valet, a male personal attendant.

Footman

A foot soldier; an infantryman.

Butler

To buttle, to dispense wines or liquors; to take the place of a butler.

Footman

One who travels on foot; a pedestrian.

Butler

An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.
The butler and the baker of the king of Egypt.
Your wine locked up, your butler strolled abroad.

Footman

(archaic) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

Butler

A manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

Footman

A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.

Footman

(historical) A servant who runs in front of his master's carriage.

Footman

A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.

Footman

A moth of the family Arctiidae (or subfamily Arctiinae); -- so called from its livery-like colors.

Footman

Especially, the common footman (Manulea lurideola)

Footman

A bar that connects the treadle of a spinning wheel to the wheel.

Footman

A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

Footman

A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.

Footman

Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.

Footman

A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.

Footman

A moth of the family Lithosidæ; - so called from its livery-like colors.

Footman

A man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores

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