- The definition of a squire is a medieval knight’s helper or assistant.
An example of a squire is the boy carrying a knight’s armor.
- To squire is to chaperone or oversee someone’s well-being.
An example of to squire is to watch out for your sister at prom.
- a young man of high birth who served a medieval knight as an attendant or armorbearer
- in England, a country gentleman or landed proprietor, esp. the main landowner in a district
- ☆ a title of respect for a justice of the peace or similar local dignitary, as in a rural district
- an attendant, esp. a man escorting a woman; gallant
Origin: Middle English squier from Old French escuier: see esquire
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- A man who attends or escorts a woman; a gallant.
- An English country gentleman, especially the chief landowner in a district.
- A judge or another local dignitary.
- A young nobleman attendant upon a knight and ranked next below a knight in feudal hierarchy.
Origin: Middle English squier, from Old French esquier; see Esquire .