noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1671 yeoman of the guard

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  • Beefeater — ist ein scherzhafter Name für die zeremoniellen Torwächter des Tower von London. Die eigentliche Bezeichnung der nach eigenen Angaben ältesten Leibwache der Welt lautet Yeomen Warders, komplett Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty s Royal Palace and… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beefeater — est une marque de gin contrôlée par le groupe Pernod Ricard. La bouteille porte l effigie d un beefeater ou Yeoman Warder (« gardiens » de la Tour de Londres, qui sont toujours chargés de faire visiter ce monument). Le gin Beefeater est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Beefeater — Beef eat er (b[=e]f [=e]t [ e]r), n. [Beef + eater; prob. one who eats another s beef, as his servant. Cf. AS. hl[=a]f[=ae]ta servant, properly a loaf eater.] 1. One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beefeater — warder of the Tower of London, 1670s, a contemptuous reference to well fed servants of the royal household; the notion is of one who eats another s BEEF (Cf. beef) (Cf. O.E. hlaf æta servant, lit. loaf eater ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • beefeater — ► NOUN ▪ a Yeoman Warder or Yeoman of the Guard in the Tower of London. ORIGIN originally a derogatory term for a well fed servant …   English terms dictionary

  • beefeater — [bēf′ēt΄ər] n. 1. a person who eats beef, typified as a large, well fed, red faced person 2. a guard at the Tower of London 3. popularly YEOMAN OF THE (ROYAL) GUARD …   English World dictionary

  • Beefeater — Para otros usos de este término, véase Beefeater (ginebra). Yeoman Warder. Los Beefeaters, cuyo nombre oficial es el de los Yeomen custodios o, en inglés, Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, son… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Beefeater — Beef|ea|ter 〈[ bi:fi:tə(r)] m. 6〉 Leibgardist des engl. Königshauses (im Londoner Tower) [engl., eigtl. „Rindfleischesser“] * * * Beef|ea|ter [ bi:f|i:tɐ ], der; s, s [engl. beefeater, eigtl. = Rindfleischesser, nach den großen Fleischrationen,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • beefeater — UK [ˈbiːfˌiːtə(r)] / US [ˈbɪfˌɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms beefeater : singular beefeater plural beefeaters a guard at the Tower of London who wears a traditional red uniform and black hat …   English dictionary

  • Beefeater — Beef|ea|ter [...i:tə] der; s, s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. beefeater, eigtl. »Rindfleischesser«> (scherzh.) Angehöriger der königlichen Leibwache im Londoner Tower (eigtl. Yeoman of the Guard) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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