[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for gentleman-pensioner

  • "Upon a simple solution of the matter," replied the Gentleman-Pensioner.

    The Fifth of November|Charles S. Bentley