Knight of Columbus

noun phrase

Knight of Co·​lum·​bus -kə-ˈləm-bəs How to pronounce Knight of Columbus (audio)
plural Knights of Columbus
: a member of a benevolent and fraternal society of Roman Catholic men

Word History


Christopher Columbus

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Knight of Columbus was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Knight of Columbus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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