- a soldier armed with a musket
- in 17th- and 18th-cent. France, a member of a company of guards attached to the royal household and famed for flamboyant dress
Origin of musketeerFrench mousquetaire
- A soldier armed with a musket.
- A member of the French royal household bodyguard in the 1600s and 1700s.
Origin of musketeerFrench mousquetaire, from mousquet, musket; see musket.
musket +"Ž -eer