yeoman (n.)
man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
1H4 IV.ii.15[Falstaff alone] I press me none but good householders, yeomen's sons
2H4 II.i.3[Hostess to Fang] Where's your yeoman? Is't a lusty yeoman?
3H6 I.iv.123[York to Queen, of her father] not so wealthy as an English yeoman
H5 III.i.25[King Henry to all] you, good yeomen, ... show us here / The mettle of your pasture
KL III.vi.10[Fool to Lear] tell me whether a madman be a gentleman or a yeoman
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