merry man

n.

"companion in arms, follower of a knight, outlaw, etc.," is attested from late 14c., from merry (adj.) + man (n.). Related: Merry men.


Nearby words

  1. merrimack,
  2. merriment,
  3. merritt island,
  4. merry,
  5. merry dancers,
  6. merry men,
  7. merry mount,
  8. merry widow,
  9. merry wives of windsor, the,
  10. merry-andrew

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