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Origin of gallant

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English gala(u)nt, from Old French galant, present participle of galer “to amuse oneself, make merry,” from unattested Gallo-Romance walāre, derivative of unattested Frankish wala “good, happy”; see well1, weal1

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1. See brave.

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Definition for gallant (2 of 2)

Gallant
[ gal-uhnt ]
/ ˈgæl ənt /

noun

Mavis, 1922–2014, Canadian short-story writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for gallant

gallant

adjective (ˈɡælənt)

noun (ˈɡælənt, ɡəˈlænt) archaic

verb (ɡəˈlænt, ˈɡælənt) rare

(when intr, usually foll by with) to court or flirt (with)
(tr) to attend or escort (a woman)

Derived forms of gallant

gallantly, adverbgallantness, noun

Word Origin for gallant

C15: from Old French galant, from galer to make merry, from gale enjoyment, pleasure, of Germanic origin; related to Old English wela weal ²
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