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

Definition of QUIXOTE

:  a quixotic person
quix·o·tism \ˈkwik-sə-ˌti-zəm\ noun
quix·o·try \-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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