Young Pretender


noun


Stuart

[ stoo-ert, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu- /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for young pretender

Young Pretender

noun

See (Charles Edward) Stuart (def. 2)

Stuart

/ (ˈstjʊət) /

noun

the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714See also Stewart
Charles Edward, called the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. 1720–88, pretender to the British throne. He led the Jacobite Rebellion (1745–46) in an attempt to re-establish the Stuart succession
his father, James Francis Edward, called the Old Pretender. 1688–1766, pretender to the British throne; son of James II (James VII of Scotland) and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He made two unsuccessful attempts to realize his claim to the throne (1708; 1715)
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Word Origin and History for young pretender

Stuart

name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.

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