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gentleman-pensioner

[ jen-tl-muh n-pen-shuh-ner ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tl mənˈpɛn ʃə nər /
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noun, plural gen·tle·men-pen·sion·ers.

(formerly) a gentleman-at-arms.

Nearby words

gentleman's agreement, gentleman's gentleman, gentleman-at-arms, gentleman-commoner, gentleman-farmer, gentleman-pensioner, gentlemanly, gentlemen's agreement, gentleness, gentlepeople, gentleperson

Origin of gentleman-pensioner

First recorded in 1620–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gentleman-pensioner

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

    The Fifth of November|Charles S. Bentley