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



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 Originearly 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