gallantry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French galanterie

Noun[edit]

gallantry (countable and uncountable, plural gallantries)

  1. courage
    • 1926, P. G. Wodehouse, 'Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend', Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1992, p 98.
      'I have the greatest respect for the young lady to whom you refer. She behaved on a certain recent occasion - on two recent occasions - with notable gallantry and resource, and I won't have her bally-ragged.'
  2. chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women
  3. an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

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