equerry


equer·ry

noun \ˈe-kwə-rē, i-ˈkwer-ē\
plural equer·ries

Definition of EQUERRY

1
:  an officer of a prince or noble charged with the care of horses
2
:  an officer of the British royal household in personal attendance on the sovereign or a member of the royal family

Origin of EQUERRY

modification of Middle French ecurie, escuyrie squires (collectively), duties of a squire, care of horses, stable, from escuier squire — more at esquire
First Known Use: 1591

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