Origin of chivalrous
Examples from the Web for chivalrous
My sugar daddies were chivalrous and respectful, but when someone is compensating you for your time, a power dynamic emerges.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy|Helen Croydon|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other men who dealt with her a lot would confirm her skill at maneuvering them into feeling they had to be chivalrous.
Owen had a chivalrous devotion for her; Theodore was nothing less than chivalrous.That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 2(of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
A very bad but beautiful woman had married a man younger than herself, an idealist, chivalrous, and quite unusually moral.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Moreover, thought the chivalrous old President, this would insure Mrs. Eaton's triumph.Famous American Belles of the Nineteenth Century|Virginia Tatnall Peacock
The Otokodaté, or chivalrous band, were indeed needed in this state of early Edo.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
I can easily believe it, for the Prussians are not a chivalrous enemy.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
British Dictionary definitions for chivalrous
Word Origin for chivalrous
Word Origin and History for chivalrous
mid-14c., from Old French chevaleros "knightly, noble, chivalrous," from chevalier (see chevalier; also cf. chivalry). According to OED, obsolete in English and French from mid-16c. Not revived in French, but brought back in English late 18c. by romantic writers fond of medieval settings.