1 showing haughty disregard; offhand
2 a gallant or courtly gentleman, esp. one acting as a lady's escort
3 Archaic a horseman, esp. one who is armed (C16: from Italian cavaliere, from Old Provençal cavalier, from Late Latin caballarius rider, from caballus horse, of obscure origin)
n a supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
cavalier King Charles spaniel
n See →
King Charles spaniel
pl n a group of mid-17th century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I. Chief among them were Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace
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