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grand seigneur

noun plural grands seigneurs (ɡrɑ̃ sɛɲœr)
  1. often ironic a dignified or aristocratic man
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Word Origin for grand seigneur

literally: great lord
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Historical Examples of grand seigneur

  • God after all, reflected Andre-Louis, was not a grand-seigneur.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Though Dublin is now deserted by the aristocracy, most of the grand-seigneur mansions are still standing.