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quixote

play
noun qui·xote \ˈkwik-sət, kē-ˈhō-tē, -ˈō-\

Definition of quixote

  1. :  a quixotic person

quix·o·tism play \ˈkwik-sə-ˌti-zəm\ noun
quix·o·try play \-sə-trē\ noun


Origin of quixote

Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615) by Cervantes


First Known Use: 1648


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