a group of English poets, including Herrick, Carew, Lovelace, and Suckling, mainly at the court of Charles I.
Origin of Cavalier poets
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for cavalier poets
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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