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A yeoman of the British monarch's royal guard.

[Earlier, well-fed servant.]


(Military) a nickname often applied to the Yeomen of the Guard and the Yeomen Warders at the Tower of London


(ˈbifˌi tər)

a yeoman of the English royal guard or a warder of the Tower of London.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beefeater - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarchbeefeater - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person


[ˈbiːfˌiːtəʳ] N (Brit) → alabardero m de la Torre de Londres


[ˈbiːfiːtər] nhallebardier m (de la tour de Londres)beef sausage nsaucisse f de Strasbourg
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I was to-day at Court and saw Raymond among the beefeaters, staying to see the Queen; so I put him in a better station, made two or three dozen of bows, and went to Church, and then to Court again to pick up a dinner, as I did with Sir John Stanley, and then we went to visit Lord Mountjoy, and just now left him, and
Beefeaters were before the august box; the Marquis of Steyne (Lord of the Powder Closet) and other great officers of state were behind the chair on which he sat, HE sat--florid of face, portly of person, covered with orders, and in a rich curling head of hair--how we sang God save him
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A BEEFEATER at the Tower of London was making history today when she became the first woman to take up the post.
By JEREMY ARMSTRONG A POLITICALLY incorrect Beefeater filmed joking about "gay" colleagues, the French and old people by a tourist has become a YouTube hit.
In line with plans announced last year, Whitbread said agreements had been reached on the sale of 34 out of 51 Beefeater restaurants earmarked for disposal.
The Griff House Beefeater, in Coventry Road, Nuneaton, wants the local youngster to represent it in the national Beefeater competition.
Beefeater gin was Allied Domecq's fastest growing brand last year, despite receiving no advertising support and being backed only by a repackaging exercise, the company has revealed.
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More than 20 customers and staff fled as flames engulfed The Barn Beefeater, Hockley Heath.
The blaze destroyed half of the restaurant and gutted part of the roof of The Barn Beefeater in Hockley Heath, near Solihull.
If you're planning a family day out, then make sure you take a trip to your nearest Beefeater restaurant where the kids can eat FREE, thanks to the Daily Record.