mousquetaire

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A musketeer.
  • noun A turn-over collar, usually of plain starched linen, and broad, worn by women about 1850.
  • noun A cloak of cloth, trimmed with ribbons or narrow bands of velvet, and having large buttons, worn by women about 1855.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A musketeer, esp. one of the French royal musketeers of the 17th and 18th centuries, conspicuous both for their daring and their fine dress.
  • noun A mosquetaire cuff or glove, or other article of dress fancied to resemble those worn by the French mosquetaires.

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Examples

  • But "mousquetaire" is a might poor way to spell muskeeter.

    INTERNET WIRETAP: The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce (1993 Edition)

  • Chesterton, mystique, mousquetaire de la plume, miroir redresseur de nos travers déformants, humoriste paradoxal et décapant, reste à redécouvrir.

    Pour le réenchantement du monde - Une introduction à Chesterton

  • To this remonstrance, which was delivered with a very significant countenance, the mousquetaire made no other reply, but that of echoing his assertion with a loud laugh, in which he was joined by his confederates.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Meanwhile Peregrine, having burst open the chamber door, found the lady in the utmost dread and consternation, and the spoils of her favourite scattered about the room; but his resentment was doubly gratified, when he learned, upon inquiry, that the person who had been so disagreeably interrupted was no other than that individual mousquetaire with whom he had quarrelled at the comedy.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • While this inquiry was carried on, our hero and his companion concealed themselves among some weeds, that grew on the edge of the parapet, a few yards from the spot where he had agreed to meet the mousquetaire; and scarce had the morning rendered objects distinguishable when they perceived their men advancing boldly to the place.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • His excellency, having heard the circumstances of the dispute, sent one of his gentlemen to invite the youth to dinner; and after having assured him that he might depend upon his countenance and regard, represented the rashness and impetuosity of his conduct so much to his conviction, that he promised to act more circumspectly for the future, and drop all thoughts of the mousquetaire from that moment.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • The big shoulders, black brows and black mousquetaire swagger of Flambeau were a great contrast.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • She was clad in pink, with a wide-brimmed straw hat ornamented with a mousquetaire plume, and was laughing mischievously.

    Yvette

  • The big shoulders, black brows and black mousquetaire swagger of Flambeau were a great contrast.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • "My son," said Anne of Austria, showing him the mousquetaire, who stood with his plumed hat in his hand, calm, grave, and collected,

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

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  • A musketeer, esp. one of the French royal musketeers of the 17th and 18th centuries, conspicuous both for their daring and their fine dress.

    A mosquetaire cuff or glove, or other article of dress fancied to resemble those worn by the French mosquetaires.

    June 21, 2007

  • M-O-U....S-Q-U....

    June 21, 2007

  • M-I-C

    See you later

    K-E-Y

    Why, Because they're French musketeers.

    M-O-U-S-Q-U-E-T-A-I-R-E

    Doesn't have quite the same ring.

    June 22, 2007

  • Yeah, it sure screws up the cadence, doesn't it?

    June 22, 2007

  • Arthur's Home Magazine, 62:865, 1892.

    December 5, 2012