Definition of footmanship in US English:

footmanship

noun

  • 1The action of running or walking; skill in this.

  • 2The occupation, office, or skills of a footman.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Heywood (c1496–c1578), playwright and epigrammatist. From footman + -ship; compare -manship.

Pronunciation

footmanship

/ˈfʊtmənʃɪp/