[noh-buh l-muh n]

noun, plural no·ble·men.

a man of noble birth or rank; noble; peer.

Origin of nobleman

First recorded in 1520–30; noble + -man
Related formsno·ble·man·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -men

a man of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat
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Word Origin and History for nobleman

c.1300, from noble (adj.) + man (n.). Noblewoman is from 1570s.

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