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Difference between Footman and Leg man

footmanmanservant who admits visitors, waits at table, etc.:

  • He met a footman carrying a breakfast-tray.

leg man

1. an assistant running errands:

  • He was the top man, and I was his “leg man.” He personally handled most of the negotiations….

2. a reporter gathering facts at the scene:

  • On large newspaper, rewrite persons are assigned to such tasks as taking facts over the telephone from a leg man.

3. (sl.) a man who prefers females with good-looking legs:

  • Clyde is a leg-man, but almost everything will turn him on a little.