What does the word cavalier mean?

Usage examples for cavalier

  1. " Yes," he replied, " I do not want to miss the opportunity of being the cavalier of the most beautiful woman of the day." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  3. " I saw a large boat about half an hour ago," answered the boy, terrified by the rough voice and imperious bearing of the cavalier. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton