Definition of Yeoman of the Guard in English:

Yeoman of the Guard

Syllabification: Yeo·man of the Guard


  • 1A member of the British sovereign’s bodyguard, first established by Henry VII, now having only ceremonial duties and wearing Tudor dress as uniform. Also called beefeater.
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    • The Yeomen of the Guard, with their red robes and long spears, stood at attention.
    • The Yeomen of the Guard marched in and took their positions in the crowd to make way when the Queen arrived.
    • They were presented with a pouch containing silver one, two, three and four penny pieces from golden trays held by the Yeomen of the Guard.
  • 1.1Used erroneously to refer to a Yeoman Warder.
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    • The Yeomen Warders are often incorrectly referred to as Yeomen of the Guard, which is actually a distinct corps of Royal Bodyguards.

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