king's English


noun

standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, especially of England.

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Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's English.

Origin of king's English

First recorded in 1545–55
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British Dictionary definitions for king's english

King's English

noun

(esp when the British sovereign is male) standard Southern British English
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