Sir Roger de Coverley

Origin of Sir Roger de Coverley

First recorded in 1680–90; earlier Roger of Coverly, apparently a fictional name

Coverley

[kuhv-er-lee]
noun
  1. Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th-century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele.
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British Dictionary definitions for sir roger de coverley

Sir Roger de Coverley

noun
  1. an English country dance performed to a traditional tune by two rows of dancers facing each other

Word Origin for Sir Roger de Coverley

C18: alteration of Roger of Coverley influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictitious character appearing in the Spectator essays by Addison and Steele

Coverley

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