gentleman-commoner

[jen-tl-muh n-kom-uh-ner]
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noun, plural gen·tle·men-com·mon·ers.

(formerly) a member of a class of commoners enjoying special privileges at Oxford University.

Nearby words

  1. gentleman of the road,
  2. gentleman usher of the black rod,
  3. gentleman's agreement,
  4. gentleman's gentleman,
  5. gentleman-at-arms,
  6. gentleman-farmer,
  7. gentleman-pensioner,
  8. gentlemanly,
  9. gentlemen's agreement,
  10. gentleness

Origin of gentleman-commoner

First recorded in 1680–90

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