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



    BrE BrE//ˈskwaɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwaɪər//
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  1. 1(also Squire) (in the past in England) a man of high social status who owned most of the land in a particular country area a country squire Squire Trelawney in ‘Treasure Island’
  2. 2Squire (British English, informal or humorous) used by a man as a friendly way of addressing another man What can I get you, Squire?
  3. 3(in the past) a young man who was an assistant to a knight before becoming a knight himself
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense (3)): shortening of Old French esquier ‘esquire’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: squire