Mousquetaire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mousquetaire A mosquetaire cuff or glove, or other article of dress fancied to resemble those worn by the French mosquetaires.
    • Mousquetaire A musketeer, esp. one of the French royal musketeers of the 17th and 18th centuries, conspicuous both for their daring and their fine dress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mousquetaire A musketeer.
    • n mousquetaire A turn-over collar, usually of plain starched linen, and broad, worn by women about 1850.
    • n mousquetaire A cloak of cloth, trimmed with ribbons or narrow bands of velvet, and having large buttons, worn by women about 1855.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mousquetaire mōōs-ke-tār′ a musketeer: a woman's cloak trimmed with ribbons, with large buttons, fashionable about 1855: a broad turnover linen collar worn a few years earlier
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The big shoulders, black brows and black mousquetaire swagger of Flambeau were a great contrast.
"The Wisdom of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
He was a captain in a regiment of his Majesty's Mousquetaires, since abolished.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
MOUSQUETAIRE, n. A long glove covering a part of the arm.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
You must learn, my dear Edward, to consider women EN MOUSQUETAIRE.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
On Wednesday, the 16th of June, he attended on horseback a review of the two regiments of the guards; gendarmes, light horse, and mousquetaires.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
Mousquetaire, whom he afterwards fights and vanquishes, after having punished him for interfering in his amorous Recreations.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
Jorian was a Mousquetaire, with plumes and ruffles prodigious, and a hen's heart beneath his cock's feathers.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
You must learn, my dear Edward, to consider women en mousquetaire.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
The mousquetaires crowd the field marshals off the scene.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Didst hear of my affair with the mousquetaire when at Paris?
"The Bravo" by J. Fenimore Cooper
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