courtier

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman corteour, from Old French cortoiier, from cort(court).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

courtier ‎(plural courtiers)

  1. A person in attendance at a royal court.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V, Scene 1,[1]
      By the Lord, Horatio, this three years I have taken note of it, the age is grown so picked that the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier he galls his kibe.
  2. A person who flatters in order to seek favour.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 12,
      People shouted cheerfully and flinched, but the Prime Minister didn't flinch, she fortified her voice with a firm diapason as if rising to the challenge of a rowdy Chamber. Around her her courtiers started like pheasants.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

courtier m ‎(plural courtiers)

  1. broker; stockbroker

External links[edit]