American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A yeoman of the British monarch's royal guard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who eats beef; hence, a well-fed fellow; a stout fleshy man.
- n. One of the yeomen of the English royal guard, who, since the accession of Henry VII. in 1485, have attended the sovereign at state banquets and on other ceremonial occasions. The name is also given to the warders of the Tower of London, who wear a similar uniform.
- n. An African insessorial bird, of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvæ that infest the hides of oxen. It is a mere book-name, translating Buphaga; the more frequent term is oxpecker. See
- n. Same as bluebottle, 2.
- n. An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvae of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc.
- n. obsolete One who eats beef; a large, fleshy person; a well-fed servant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.
- n. One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.
- n. (Zoöl.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvæ of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.
- n. officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
- beef + eater (Wiktionary)
- Earlier, well-fed servant. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“GORANI: Tourists at the Tower of London may notice an usual beefeater, which is the term used for the guards there.”
“ALPHONSO VAN MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): For more than 500 years, the Tower of London's iconic Yeoman Warder, better known as the beefeater, has been an elite guard unit of men.”
“The book tells of a beefeater and his wife who live in the Tower of London, their marriage in shreds following the death of their only child.”
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“The Tower of London has apologised and paid compensation to a beefeater who was sacked for alleged harassment of the first female yeoman warder in the tower's 1,000-year history.”
“Historic Royal Palaces apologises to Mark Sanders-Crook who was dismissed for alleged bullying of first female beefeater”
“A man the size of a beefeater had roughed her up and taken money from her.”
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“The Scottish criminal justice system is not devolved, it is independent and Westminster Government ministers, after devolution and before devolution, have no part in the process. beefeater”
“Cameron's beefeater responsibilities include showing them around the tower.”
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