Definitions

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  • n. The practice or principles of cavaliers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The practice or principles of cavaliers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice or principles of cavaliers.

Etymologies

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cavalier +‎ -ism

Examples

  • There's a kind of joyful hopscotch, a cavalierism, a dandyishness, an enrichment, about alien presences in English, which otherwise remains for me a chewed, utilitarian, mercantile language.

    languagehat.com: THE FOREIGN IN ENGLISH.

  • The part you don't understand comes from this long-winded, self-impressed sentence which demonstrates how wordy he wants to be by hitting us over the head with as many adjectives as a thesaurus can muster: "There's a kind of joyful hopscotch, a cavalierism, a dandyishness, an enrichment, about alien presences in English, which otherwise remains for me a chewed, utilitarian, mercantile language."

    languagehat.com: THE FOREIGN IN ENGLISH.

  • (though I never heard they exposed him to more peril than that of a broken head, or a night's lodging in the main guard, when wine and cavalierism predominated in his upper storey), had found it a convenient thing to rake up all matter of accusation against the deceased Stephen.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "in the worst of times" (though I never heard they exposed him to more peril than that of a broken head, or a night's lodging in the main guard, when wine and cavalierism predominated in his upper storey), had found it

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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