Definition of equerry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

equerry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪˈkweri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkweri//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈekwəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekwəri//
 
(pl. equerries)
 
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a male officer who acts as an assistant to a member of a royal family Word Origin early 16th cent. (formerly also as esquiry): from Old French esquierie ‘company of squires, prince's stables’, from Old French esquier ‘esquire’, perhaps associated with Latin equus ‘horse’. The historical sense is apparently based on Old French esquier d'esquierie ‘squire of stables’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: equerry