I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian cavaliere, from Old Occitan cavalier, from Late Latin caballarius horseman, from Latin caballus Date: 1589 1. a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship 2. a mounted soldier ; knight 3. capitalized an adherent of Charles I of England 4. gallant II. adjective Date: circa 1641 1. debonair 2. marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful dismissal of important matters <
a cavalier attitude toward money
3. a. capitalized of or relating to the party of Charles I of England in his struggles with the Puritans and Parliament b. aristocratic c. capitalized of or relating to the English Cavalier poets of the mid-17th century • cavalierism nouncavalierly adverb

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