Chevalier

[ shuh-val-yey, -vahl-; French shuh-va-lyey ]
/ ʃəˈvæl yeɪ, -ˈvɑl-; French ʃə vaˈlyeɪ /

noun

Mau·rice (Au·guste) [maw-rees aw-guh st; French moh-rees oh-gyst] /mɔˈris ˈɔ gəst; French moʊˈris oʊˈgüst/, 1888–1972, French actor and singer.
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British Dictionary definitions for maurice chevalier (1 of 2)

chevalier

/ (ˌʃɛˈvælɪə) /

noun

a member of certain orders of merit, such as the French Legion of Honour
French history
  1. a mounted soldier or knight, esp a military cadet
  2. the lowest title of rank in the old French nobility
an archaic word for knight
a chivalrous man; gallant

Word Origin for chevalier

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin caballārius horseman, cavalier

British Dictionary definitions for maurice chevalier (2 of 2)

Chevalier


noun

(ˌʃɛvəˈlɪə) Albert. 1861–1923, British music hall entertainer, remembered for his cockney songs
(ˌʃɛˈvælɪə, French ʃəvalje) Maurice (mɔris). 1888–1972, French singer and film actor
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