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grand seigneur

/ ɡrɑ̃ sɛɲœr /

noun

  1. ironic.
    a dignified or aristocratic man


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Word History and Origins

Origin of grand seigneur1

literally: great lord

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Example Sentences

"He treated her en grand seigneur, absolutely," Nick went on.

After playing the grand seigneur, after gratifying ones every wish, to be reduced to ask alms!

The scale of the archbishop's household seemed to me decent and proper, without being that of the Grand Seigneur in any respect.

Huygens is the grand seigneur of the republic, the type of aristocratic oligarchy, the jewel and ornament of Dutch liberty.

He had great charm, and there was something engaging in the perfection with which he played the grand seigneur.

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