from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A champion; a fighter.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I only want an excuse like that for turning kempery-man -- knight-errant, as those Norman puppies call it, -- like Regnar Lodbrog, or Frithiof, or Harold
I knew you would turn Viking and kempery-man, and kill giants and enchanters, and win yourself honor and glory; and I knew I should have my share in it.