Definition of chivalrous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvəlrəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvəlrəs//
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(of men) polite, kind and behaving with honour, especially towards women I was only trying to be chivalrous. synonym gallant See related entries: Kind Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘characteristic of a medieval knight’): from Old French chevalerous, from chevalier from medieval Latin caballarius, from Latin caballus ‘horse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chivalrous