[ jen-tl-muh n-pen-shuh-ner ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tl mənˈpɛn ʃə nər /
noun, plural gen·tle·men-pen·sion·ers.
(formerly) a gentleman-at-arms.
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Origin of gentleman-pensioner
First recorded in 1620–30
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"Upon a simple solution of the matter," replied the Gentleman-Pensioner.The Fifth of November|Charles S. Bentley