Don Quixote Definition

kē-hōtē, kwĭksət
noun
An impractical idealist bent on righting incorrigible wrongs.
American Heritage
The hero of this novel, who tries in a chivalrous but unrealistic way to rescue the oppressed and fight evil.
Webster's New World

Any person or character who displays quixotism.

Wiktionary
A satirical novel by Cervantes, published in two parts (1605, 1615)
Webster's New World
pronoun
The protagonist of the novel.
Wiktionary
A Spanish novel whose full title is El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha).
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Don Quixote

Noun

Singular:
Don Quixote
Plural:
don-quixotes

Origin of Don Quixote

  • After Don Quixote , hero of a satirical chivalric romance by Miguel de Cervantes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Spanish Don Quixote.

    From Wiktionary

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