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

BrE BrE//ɡəˈlænt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlænt//
; BrE BrE//ˈɡælənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælənt//
(old-fashioned) a fashionable young man, especially one who gives polite attention to women
Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘finely dressed’): from Old French galant, from galer ‘have fun, make a show’, from gale ‘pleasure, rejoicing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gallant

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