Don Quixote

Don Qui·​xote | \ ˌdän-kē-ˈ(h)ō-tē How to pronounce Don Quixote (audio) , ˌdäŋ-; chiefly British dän-ˈkwik-sət \

Definition of Don Quixote

: an impractical idealist

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Examples of Don Quixote in a Sentence

a latter-day Don Quixote, she's spent her life fighting the state's big logging companies

First Known Use of Don Quixote

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Don Quixote

Spanish, hero of Cervantes' Don Quixote

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“Don Quixote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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