A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.
- An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
- A yeoman of the guard.
- A petty officer performing chiefly clerical duties in the U.S. Navy.
- An assistant or other subordinate, as of a sheriff.
- A diligent, dependable worker.
- A farmer who cultivates his own land, especially a member of a former class of small freeholders in England.