gallantry


gal·lant·ry

noun \ˈga-lən-trē\

: very brave behavior

: polite attention shown by a man to a woman

plural gal·lant·ries

Full Definition of GALLANTRY

1
archaic :  gallant appearance
2
a :  an act of marked courtesy
b :  courteous attention to a lady
c :  amorous attention or pursuit
3
:  spirited and conspicuous bravery

Examples of GALLANTRY

  1. Many women were charmed by his old-fashioned gallantry.
  2. <commended the rescuers for their gallantry>

First Known Use of GALLANTRY

1613

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