from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Spanish gentleman; a cavalier.
  • n. A man who is skilled in riding and managing horses; a horseman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A horseman, particularly in the Latin American context

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A knight or cavalier; hence, a gentleman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Spanish knight or gentleman.
  • n. A grave and stately Spanish dance.


Spanish, from Late Latin caballārius, horse groom, from Latin caballus, horse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish caballero (Wiktionary)



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