Apple-squire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apple-squire A pimp; a kept gallant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apple-squire A pimp; a kept gallant; a page who waited on loose women.
    • n apple-squire A wittol.
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Usage

In literature:

Well, good my lord, let me be heard as well as your apple squire.
"The Commonwealth of Oceana" by James Harrington
APPLE-JOHN, APPLE-SQUIRE, pimp, pander.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
APPLE-JOHN, APPLE-SQUIRE, pimp, pander.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
APPLE-JOHN, APPLE-SQUIRE, pimp, pander.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
APPLE-JOHN, APPLE-SQUIRE, pimp, pander.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
APPLE-JOHN, APPLE-SQUIRE, pimp, pander.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Old Squire had loaded a wagon with pumpkins, golden-brown russet apples, and splendid potatoes to take into town, a few miles off.
"That Old-Time Child, Roberta" by Sophie Fox Sea
And Paddington is a sun-tanned country squire, riding a good thirteen stone, and with an eye for an apple.
"The Corner of Harley Street" by Henry Bashford
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